General Pediatrics Focus Group

The Children’s Hospital of Illinois participates in the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) General Pediatric Focus Group; this group helps Children’s Hospital compare our outcomes to other children’s hospitals and helps us improve our performance as a result. We continually aim for excellence and these projects allow us to work with the best of the best to achieve improved patient outcomes.

The most recent project is one of easing a child’s transition from a critical care unit to a more traditional inpatient (acute care) unit; the General Pediatric Focus Group is working on family education with printed guidelines and one-on-one conversations with patients and families to help them have a smooth transition of care.