The year 2018 was a year of tremendous growth and opportunity, offering Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) many reasons to celebrate! Our fourth Magnet Designation was a particularly high-point. With our continued recruitment of world-class pediatric subspecialist services, DCMC continues its journey to become a destination for state-of-the-art pediatric care with outstanding outcomes and superior patient and family experiences.
As our services have expanded, so have our patient volumes, offering our nurses the opportunity to become engaged in the critical work of transforming practice to meet the standards and expectations outlined by our new physician leaders. As trusted colleagues, nursing has responded by implementing and optimizing associate recognition, nurse leader engagement and innovative care delivery models.
Elizabeth Fredeboelling, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
DCMC Quick Facts
|*Does not include physicians|
|Patient Days: 42,539||Neonatal ICU Days: 6,730|
|Average Daily Census: 108||Open Heart Cases: 91|
|Average Length of Stay: 4.01||Employees*: 1,101|
|ER Visits: 80,595||Licensed Beds: 240|
|Outpatient Visits: 133,605||Registered Nurses: 650|
|Inpatient Surgical Visits: 1,507||BSN or Higher Rate: 85.00%|
|Outpatient Surgical Visits: 3,282||Certification Rate: 46.00%|
Transition of Hematology/Oncology Minor Procedures from OR to 2 North Sedation
An interprofessional team from the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC), Dell Children’s Medical Center Surgical Services, Anesthesiology and Sedation, identified inefficiencies in existing processes as sources for possible delays in caring for pediatric hematology/oncology patients, with the potential to diminish the patient experience.
ED Creates Alternative Care Sites to Tackle High Patient Volumes
During cold and flu season, the Emergency Department (ED) at Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) experiences major surges in patient volumes. While typically treating an average of 190 patients per day, the ED treated an average of 237 patients per day during the last cold and flu season.
Dell Children’s Opens Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit
On May 21, 2018 Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) opened the Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit. With philanthropic support from the community, DCMC built the unit to provide coordinated and comprehensive care for children and teens ages 6 to 17 years old.