Cleveland Clinic Announces New Children's Hospital Website

Website highlights hospital's Kids First focus on pediatric health care

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300 full-time pediatricians and sub-specialists see more than 600,000 pediatric visits each year and provide hospital care for an average of 218 children per day.

We designed the new web site to be easy to navigate for parents and caregivers and to increase the ability for individuals and the community to connect with Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for their pediatric health care needs

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 27, 2010

Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's foremost academic medical centers, announces the launch of its new Children's Hospital website that allows parents and caregivers to obtain in-depth information on all of the hospital's pediatric care services. Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital achieves its mission of restoring health to children through employing the latest research and technology and through the dedication of doctors, nurses and social workers who are uniquely qualified to serve each child's health care needs. Cleveland Clinic believes that it takes more than medicine to heal a child and the new Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital website is an extension of that belief; as it provides easy access to an overview of all of the hospital's pediatric services and introduces users to the hospital's Kids First treatment focus.

Website visitors who access the new Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital website will discover many unique facts about the hospital that demonstrate its exceptional reputation for quality children's health care. This year Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital has had over 80 of its physicians ranked among the "Best Doctors in America." In 2010 U.S. News & World Report has acclaimed Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital with more pediatric specialty rankings than any other children's hospital in Northern Ohio. These facts, combined with the dedication of over 300 pediatric specialists, assure that each child receives world-class health care.

"We designed the new web site to be easy to navigate for parents and caregivers and to increase the ability for individuals and the community to connect with Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for their pediatric health care needs," said Robert Wyllie MD, Chairman and Physician-in-Chief of Children's Hospital.

Exploring the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital website is a seamless experience as all information is arranged using convenient tabs and menus that intuitively lead the user to topics of interest. The core theme of the hospital and its new website is Cleveland Clinic's Kids First philosophy. Specially trained pediatric nurses serve children and families in each clinical area. Cleveland Clinic is committed to a high staff to patient ratio that includes social workers and child life specialists who are all dedicated to helping children and their families understand and cope with their medical conditions. Parents are encouraged whenever possible, to stay overnight at the hospital and participate in their child's care. Cleveland Clinic knows that a child's illness can be very stressful for all concerned, and its Kids First philosophy complements the hospital's world class health care services to deliver the best possible outcome for each child.

Cleveland Clinic invites parents and caregivers to visit the new website and explore all of the interactive features, including the Specialty Services Highlights section. Here treatment seekers will be able to find detailed information on the pediatric health care services Cleveland Clinic offers to children. Included are sections on Autism Treatment, Pediatric Heart Center, Digestive Disorders, Community Pediatrics, Neonatology, Endocrine Disorders and a range of other services. Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital is well-known for its Center for Autism, a leading institute for autism research, education and outreach. The Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism offers diagnostic, early behavioral intervention treatment, parent and sibling in-home training services and many other related services delivered by a professional staff with backgrounds in special education, early childhood education, communication, speech-language pathology, psychology, behavior analysis, child life and sociology. All of the pediatric service areas offer the same high level of care and focus on employment of the latest research and technology to ensure world class health care for every patient.

As part of its mission to educate interested parents and caregivers, Cleveland Clinic offers this PDF that provides more information: "Newborn to Teen: What to Expect from your Pediatrician."

About Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital is a part of the Cleveland Clinic health system and offers full medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Children's Hospital supports 126 acute care beds at Cleveland Clinic's main campus and 284 pediatric beds system wide; in addition, pediatric services are available at 10 family health centers in Northeast Ohio. A staff of 300 full-time pediatricians and sub-specialists see more than 600,000 pediatric visits each year and provide hospital care for an average of 218 children per day. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical care, research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine regional hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Visit Cleveland Clinic at clevelandclinic.org.

The information contained in this communication was developed by Cleveland Clinic's Marketing Department.

For more information on Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, its services and its new website, please contact:

Kevin Ziegler
Senior Associate, Communications and Public Affairs
clevelandclinic.org/media
(o) 216.636.5876
(m) 216.312.4778
zieglek2(at)ccf(dot)org
Fax 216.445.3040

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