Dell Children’s Medical Center

DCMC Quick Facts

Level I Pediatric Trauma Center

FY15
*Does not include physicians
Patient Days: 42,529Neonatal ICU Days: 7,006
Average Daily Census: 116.52
Open Heart Cases: 89
Average Length of Stay: 4.21Employees*: 2,245
ER Visits: 80,391Licensed Beds: 248
Outpatient Visits: 136,830
BSN or Higher Rate: 76.55%
Inpatient Surgical Visits: 2,785Certification Rate: 35.01%
Outpatient Surgical Visits: 5,149

Stories

Interdisciplinary Teamwork Saves Lives of Premature Babies

DCMC Interdisciplinary TeamSee how nurses at the NICU at Dell Children’s helped lead efforts to decrease the rate of Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in certain premature babies to below the national benchmark of 12 percent.

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Peer Safety Coaches in the PICU

PeerPrior to having a team of peer safety coaches, adverse patient events experienced at the Dell Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) were reported using a hospital-wide online reporting system that had several shortcomings.

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Dell Children’s Nurse Thriving after Seton RN Residency Program

rn-residencyA nurse at Dell Children’s in the neurology unit, Linda Chhay, is one of the newest graduates of the Seton RN Residency. Before studying nursing, Linda worked with young children in different educational programs.

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