Posted by ImproveCareNow on October 04, 2012
ImproveCareNow is pleased to announce that the Network has expanded to include 44 participating care centers, spanning 26 states and including one center in London, England. Centers participating in ImproveCareNow now include nine of the top 12 honor roll children’s hospitals, and 18 of the top 30 pediatric gastroenterology programs. The 44 ImproveCareNow centers have 415 pediatric gastroenterologists and 13,200 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Please join ImproveCareNow in welcoming our three newly participating children’s hospitals:
CHOA GI Care for Kids affiliated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and located in Atlanta, Georgia is joining ImproveCareNow under the joint leadership of Drs. Ben Gold and Glen Lewis.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (recently ranked by US News and World Report as 20th in gastroenterology) located in San Francisco, California is joining ImproveCareNow under the leadership of Dr. Mel Heyman.
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (recently ranked by US News and World Report as 22nd in gastroenterology) located in New Haven, Connecticut is joining ImproveCareNow under the leadership of Dr. Dinesh Pashankar, with co-Physician Leaders Anthony Porto and Uma Phatak, and Nurse Leader Sue Johnson.
ImproveCareNow is an active, open learning health network that uses collaboration and data to drive improvements in the care and health of all kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Since ImproveCareNow began, the percentage of kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who are in remission (feeling well, no symptoms, fully active) has increased from 50% to 75% – all without new medicines.