Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Total Positive: 22 | Positive in Critical Care: 5
Total Positive: 4,704 | Total Tested: 64,750
Le Bonheur's weekly positivity rate (week ending 1/21): 27%
*All patients are tested preoperatively and at admission regardless of symptoms.
Le Bonheur is not a public testing site. Contact your pediatrician if your child is in need of testing.
COVID-19 Resources for Providers
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- Protocol for Management of COVID-19 in Pediatric Inpatients
- Care of the COVID Patient (PPE, Isolation, Transport, Discharge)
- COVID-19 Pre-Op Clearance Testing
- Emergency Department COVID-19 Screening Algorithm
- Emergency Department COVID-19 Testing Algorithm
- Interim Life Support Guidance
- Cohorting COVID-19 Patients
- Guidelines for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
- Emergency Department COVID Test Types
- Emergency Department COVID Testing Flowchart
Proper Donning, Doffing and Storage of N-95 Masks
Viral Contact Precautions: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Potential Exposure to COVID-19
- Public COVID-19 Testing Sites for Children
- Personal Protective Equipment Policy
- Powered Air-purifying Respirator Guidelines
- N-95 Mask Reuse and Reprocessing Policy
- Guidance for Return to Work Criteria for Health Care Providers
- UTHSC Coronavirus Symposium
- Student Guidelines
- COVID-19 Antibody Testing Fact Sheet
- Face Masks and Face Shields in Le Bonheur Facilities
- Community Referral Pediatric Testing Center
- Return to Play Guide for Pediatricians
Admissions, Referrals and Clinical Resources
Admissions, transfers or clinical support: (901) 287-4408 or 1-888-899-9355
Outpatient clinic and diagnostic appointments: (901) 287-7337 or 1-866-870-5570
McCoy named pediatric chair of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Le Bonheur Pediatric Hospitalist Elisha McCoy, MD, was elected pediatric chair of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. She will serve her term from 2022 to 2024. She succeeds Medical Director of Infection Prevention Nick Hysmith, MD, MS, FAAP, who served and led in this role for the past two years.
Mobility project launched in critical care units
A multidisciplinary team launched the CHEER (Collaborating to Help Everyone Effectively Recover) mobility project to foster an environment and culture of early restorative activity in Le Bonheur’s Critical Care Units. The multidisciplinary team includes physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and child life specialists. The goal of this project is to minimize the physical and psychological effects of critical care, while promoting early mobilization and improving short- and long-term outcomes for patients. Quality improvement initiatives include: sleep promotion, changing the sedation culture, delirium prevention, family engagement and ultimately increased mobility of patients.
Heart Transplant Program celebrates fifth anniversary, 50th transplant
Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of its first heart transplant. Lyric Everhart received her heart at 20 months old and is now a thriving 6-year-old. On Dec. 5, 2021, 17-year-old Ella Morrissey received the 50th heart transplant at Le Bonheur. She was recently discharged from the hospital and is recovering well.
Le Bonheur East Surgery Center named a Leapfrog Top Ambulatory Surgery Center
Le Bonheur East Surgery Center was named a Leapfrog Top Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in 2021, one of only 13 selected nationally for the competitive award. This is the inaugural year of Leapfrog’s Top ASC award which honors top performers in quality and safety, as verified by the Leapfrog ASC Survey.
Le Bonheur welcomes Ghosh as pediatric neurologist
Ankita Ghosh, MD, joins Le Bonheur as a pediatric neurologist and director of the Neuroscience Institute’s Comprehensive Headache Clinic. She completed her residencies in pediatrics and child and adolescent neurology at McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center. She recently completed a pediatric headache fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Ghosh is a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.
Robertson joins Le Bonheur as hospitalist
Sara Robertson, MD, joins Le Bonheur as a pediatric hospitalist. She attended medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and completed her residency in categorical pediatrics at the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Robertson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.