DCMC Quick Facts
Level I Pediatric Trauma CenterFY15
|*Does not include physicians|
|Patient Days: 42,529||Neonatal ICU Days: 7,006|
|Average Daily Census: 116.52 ||Open Heart Cases: 89|
|Average Length of Stay: 4.21||Employees*: 2,245|
|ER Visits: 80,391||Licensed Beds: 248|
|Outpatient Visits: 136,830 ||BSN or Higher Rate: 76.55%|
|Inpatient Surgical Visits: 2,785||Certification Rate: 35.01%|
|Outpatient Surgical Visits: 5,149|
Interdisciplinary Teamwork Saves Lives of Premature Babies
See 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.
Peer Safety Coaches in the PICU
Prior 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.
Dell Children’s Nurse Thriving after Ascension Seton RN Residency Program
A nurse at Dell Children’s in the neurology unit, Linda Chhay, is one of the newest graduates of the Ascension Seton RN Residency. Before studying nursing, Linda worked with young children in different educational programs.