2012 Doernbecher News

Most Admired Companies 2012 Doernbecher named #3 Most Admired Healthcare Company, OHSU named #1 DEC 2012

More than 1,800 CEOs around Oregon named Doernbecher Children's Hospital as the third most admired health care company in the state.

As featured in:  Portland Business Journal

Holding handsExpert offers parents advice for talking about school, mall shootings with kids DEC 2012

Doernbecher Children's Hospital Child Psychiatrist Ajit Jetmalani, M.D., has some advice for parents in discussing the recent tragedies in Newtown, Conn., and the recent Clackamas Town Center shooting.

As featured on: Portland Tribune

Doernbecher Next - Winter 2012Featuring Doernbecher Freestyle, pediatric epilepsy, and other news DEC 2012

Doernbecher Next (previously Hero News) is a publication for donors and friends of the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation.

See recent Doernbecher Next issues

2012 Doernbecher Radiothon99.5 The Wolf Hosts Radiothon to Benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital DEC 2012

Tune in to 99.5 The Wolf on December 13 & 14, 2012 as we broadcast live from the hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. Read more

As featured on: 99.5 The Wolf

Holiday SafetyHoliday safety tips from OHSU Doernbecher and the Oregon Poison Center NOV 2012

Holiday celebrations are coming up, with children home from school and visiting family and friends. During the excitement, remember to keep your family safe from holiday-specific risks. More

Kathleen PerkoOHSU Doernbecher nurse honored for work caring for children at the end of life NOV 2012

Caring for seriously ill children and their families is difficult work – something most people hope they never have to face. But for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital nurse practitioner Kathy Perko, it’s a calling. More

PacifierDo dirty pacifiers make babies sick? NOV 2012

Dr. Ben Hoffman says he can't think of an infection a child has had that he would link to a pacifier.

As Featured in US News and World Report

JenniferAstoria High Schol senior’s project is a gift for the children NOV 2012

Jennifer Mandujano has organized a toy drive for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital all while going to school and helping to care for her siblings as her mom battles brain cancer.

As featured in: Daily Astorian

Doernbecher Nike FreestyleNike, Doernbecher join forces to create shoes, raise money NOV 2012

Approximately 8,000 Nike employees have assisted on the Doernbecher shoe project since its launch nine years ago. Learn more

As featured in: Oregon Live Examiner Portland Business Journal

CaitlynAfter horrible news, a new leg and an optimistic attitude NOV 2012

Caitlyn, a 12-year-old from Vancouver, shares her story, looks forward to recovery from bone cancer.

As featured in: The Columbian

Britax recallChild car seat maker recalls 60,00 seats NOV 2012

Dr. Ben Hoffman, a leading car seat safety expert, says it's great to see they are acting so quickly after only three incidents.

As featured in: Channel 6 KOIN

At DoernbecherOHSU Doernbecher: Caring for Kids OCT 2012

Portland Family Magazine interviews physician-in-chief about what makes OHSU Doernbecher special.

As featured in: Portland Family Magazine

Metro Parent CoverHope for Kids with Cancer: What's New & Promising OCT 2012

Drs. Linda Stork and Suman Malempati say more and more children are beating cancer.

As featured in: Metro Parent

MyelinNeural stem cells study offers new hope for children with fatal brain diseases OCT 2012

New findings demonstrate potential to treat a wide variety of disorders that affect myelin. More

As featured in: Reuters Mashable WebMD  Science Daily News Logo  Medical Xpress

Abuse Prevention License PlateNew Oregon license plates help fight baby abuse OCT 2012

Thomas Valvano, M.D., director of OHSU Doernbecher's Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect program, says it's OK for new moms and dads to take a break when they feel stressed, overwhelmed.

As featured in: Channel 6 KOIN

Halloween at DoernbecherSpirit of Children group brings Halloween fun to Doernbecher OCT 2012

Spirit of Children brought Halloween fun to families and children at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

As featured in: KATU.com News

Superman at DoernbecherKids and parents share their Doernbecher stories OCT 2012

The best encouragement and hope sometimes comes from families who have faced similar situations. Doernbecher launches an online story portal to help families find and share stories of pediatric care at Doernbecher.

Read and share stories

Hundai Hope on WheelsDoernbecher Children's Hospital receives $250,000 grant SEP 2012

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland received a Hope Grant for $250,000 from the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program. The hospital is one of 41 pediatric cancer research centers across the nation receiving the gifts.

As featured on: Fox News

Doctor at OHSU measuring babyVitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key for Baby's Brain SEP 2012

OHSU perinatologist, Leo Periera, M.D., discusses why adequate levels of vitamin D are important for moms and the need for more research into supplementation.

As featured in: WebMD

Sam and Lorna DayBeaverton boy struggles with cancer, again SEP 2012

Sam Day and his family thought they had defeated cancer. A recently discovered lump on Sam’s right foot has brought them back to Doernbecher. In the midst of it all, Sam’s mom focuses on the positive.

As featured in: KGW.com News Channel 8

Doernbecher patient Justin Bieber tickets: Just what the doctor ordered SEP 2012

Doernbecher doctors and staff learn the ins and outs of Twitter and Justin Beiber -  all to find the perfect present for a patient born with Alagille syndrome.

As featured in: Oregon Live  vimeo

Baby sleepingResearch study shows: sleep Training Won't Harm Your Baby SEP 2012

The study finds that there are no long-term emotional harms linked to two popular behavioral sleep interventions. Doernbecher's Dr. Kyle Johnson explains the results.

As featured in: Huffington Post

CholesterolScreening kids for high cholesterol AUG 2012

Pediatric cardiologist Laurie Armsby, M.D., recommends screening after age 2 and offers tips for a heart-healthy lifestyle.

As Featured in: The Oregonian

BabyDouglas County Gives Back to Doernbecher AUG 2012

245 children from Douglas County were served by Doernbecher Childre's Hospital last year. Reisdents share stories and host a fundraiser.

As Featured in: Thew News-Review, Douglas County

Family eatingObesity Gets an Early Start in the Womb AUG 2012

Researchers looking for underlying causes of obesity find surprising complexity. Studies at OHSU reveal links to prenatal diet.

As Featured in: The Oregonian

Telemedicine Story at DoernbecherDoctor 40 miles away helps save baby AUGUST 2012

Dr. Katie Townes McMann at Oregon Health & Science University uses state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to help Silverton Hospital physicians save the life of a newborn.

As featured in: KGW.com News Channel 8

PregnancyExcess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism JULY 2012

Dr. Kara Connelly and colleagues report on three cases of infants with congenital hypothyroidism detected through a newborn screening program. More

As featured in:  Science Daily News

FireworksEnjoy public fireworks and leave firecracking to professionals, doctor urges JULY 2012

When Dr. Ben Hoffman urges families not to set off their own fireworks, he faces one seriously tough challenge. More

As featured in: Oregon Live

Tumor removed through nosePediatric surgeons extract an Alaska teen's brain tumor through his nose JUNE 2012

Rather than opening his skull and lifting his brain to reach it – long the standard practice but one fraught with danger – surgeons at Doernbecher Children's Hospital reach it through his nose.

As featured in: Oregon Live

Graduation DayOHSU Doernbecher holds graduation for patients in its Hospital School Program JUNE 2012

The Hospital School Program helps patients keep up with their studies and stay connected to their local school districts throughout Oregon. More

As featured in: KGW.com News Channel 8

Best Children's Hospitals 2012-2013OHSU Doernbecher ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals JUNE 2012

Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals.

As Featured in: US News and World Report

BabyVitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women MAY 2012

Women unable to quit smoking during pregnancy can significantly improve the lung function of their newborns by taking Vitamin C daily. Read more

As featured in: Huffington Post abc 2 News TV Eyes UPI.com

Baby with pacifierBreastfeeding is best for moms and babies, but what about pacifiers? APRIL 2012

Hospitals are removing pacifiers from their newborn units to achieve '"Baby-Friendly" status, but researchers at OHSU Doernbecher believe more research supporting this recommendation is needed. Read more

As Featured in:  MSN News Time US News and World Report CNN News

Trey Foote FoundationTrey Foote's amazing courage continues to inspire community, cancer research April 2012

The Trey Foote Foundation recently purchased a high-tech microscope for the Charles Keller Lab where pediatric cancer researchers are working round the clock for a cure.

As featured in: KATU.com News

Bone marrow programOHSU Doernbecher cancer survivor meets the man who saved her life April 2012

Bone marrow transplant patients and their donors are required to wait at least a year before they can become "un-anonymous." More

As featured in: The Oregonian  KATU.com News

Baby SleepingTips for parents struggling with their infant's sleep schedule April 2012

Dr. Holger Link shares some tried-and-true sleep regimens, but says parents should not worry too much about what you think they're "supposed" to do.

As featured in: Oregon Live

Credit Unions 4 KidsCredit Unions for Kids has raised more than $8 million for Doernbecher APRIL 2012

The grass-roots fundraising efforts of the Credit Unions for Kids program in Oregon and Southwest Washington has become a model for children's hospitals nationwide.

As featured in:  Portland Business Journal

Car SeatOHSU Doernbecher Launches Free Car Seat Fitting Station, Safety Checks MARCH 2012

Four out of five car seats are incorrectly used. Nationally child passenger safety technicians at the OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center can help families use car seats correctly for each and every ride. More

As featured in: Oregon Live

MovieIs your child ready for "The Hunger Games"? Tips for parents MARCH 2012

OHSU Doernbecher child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Craigan Usher says you know your child the best, but urges caution in kids younger than 13.

As featured in: Oregon Live

Mom and BabyFetal Therapy Program at Doernbecher is One of a Kind in Oregon MARCH 2012

Cathy Cromett, nurse-coordinator, and Brian Shaffer, perinatologist, highlight what's unique about Doernbecher's new Fetal Therapy Program.

As featured in: AM Northwest

TeenBeaverton High School students take on cyber-bullying MARCH 2012

Nationally one in three children is threatened, or bullied, online. Doernbecher's Ajit Jetmalani provides tips for dealing with bullying.

As featured in: Channel 6 KOIN

MagnetsSmall Magnets Pose Big Risk If Swallowed: Caution Strongly Encouraged MARCH 2012

Doernbecher’s Dr. Ben Hoffman discusses the serious problems ingested magnets can cause.

As featured on: KATU.com News

Metro ParentDoernbecher Doctors With Advice for Every Age and Stage MARCH 2012

This Month’s Metro Parent includes interviews with Doernbecher’s Dr. Stout on early vision screening (page 10), Dr. Hoffman on burn prevention (page 12), and Dr. Long on preventing overuse injuries in young athletes (page 16).

As featured in: Metro Parent

PeaceHealth hospital in VancouverOHSU Doernbecher and PeaceHealth SW Medical Center Announce Partnership JAN 2012

A new partnership in neonatology services ensures critically ill newborns and infants in the region receive the highest quality, most advanced medical treatment close to home. Read more

As featured in: The Columbian The Lund Report

Child in carseatOregon's new car seat law: postpones transition to a booster seat JAN 2012

Doernbecher pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, explains why parents are now encouraged to keep children in their car seats for as long as the seat will allow.

As featured in: Oregon Live

Healthy EatingSet a goal of 5-2-1-0 for your child to eat, exercise well in the new year  JAN 2012

The Doernbecher Healthy Lifestyles Clinic joins other agencies promoting the 5-2-1-0 guidelines for children's daily nutritional and exercise goals.

As featured in: Oregon Live
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