Improving Services for the Medically Complex Child: A Family-Centered Approach
Moderator: Maria Santucci, Director of Strategic Communications, U.S. News & World Report
Roughly 3 million children have medically complex conditions, representing a significant percentage of annual healthcare costs and posing enormous challenges for the healthcare community, families and the most vulnerable patients. Increasingly, hospitals are realizing that if they are to improve care and reduce costs they must put families at the center of the equation. Programs like the Children’s Hospital Association’s Coordinating All Resources Effectively initiative have helped identify best practices for these children, including creating customized family-centric plans for each patient and ensuring that treatment is coordinated between all caregivers and the families. Panelists will offer their hands-on experience in implementing these practices and examine potential community, government and payer partnerships.
–Marcy Doderer, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Children’s
–Karen Fratantoni, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Complex Care Program, Children’s National Health System
–Monica Jones, Family Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
–Amy Knight, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Hospital Association