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Children's Hospital In Aurora Makes Top 10 Best List

The Children's Hospital in our backyard is such and important part of our community. The doctors, nurses and all the staff should be proud of the great reputation they have built in Colorado and around the country and now they have another reason to be proud. Children's Hospital in Aurora made Parents Magazine list of the Top 10 Best Children's Hospitals in the United States.

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Parents Magazine explained why Children's Hospital in Aurora made the list:

Last year, the first pill to treat an underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) hit the market, thanks to initial testing at Children's Hospital Colorado. "I burst into tears of gratitude when I heard about it," says Jennifer Heinicke, whose 8-year-old daughter, Annelise, was diagnosed with CF during a routine newborn screening. The medication, called Kalydeco, targets a genetic mutation that interferes with the transport of chloride in some patients. "It worked beyond my wildest dreams," says Frank Accurso, M.D., head of the hospital's pulmonology department, who is now testing a combo of Kalydeco and another medication that would potentially help up to half of the patients with CF. Since Annelise started taking the tablet last Valentine's Day, she hasn't missed school because of breathing problems and has been playing soccer, hiking, and tap dancing. Says Jennifer: "I can barely keep up with her."

Hospital Attributes
  •     $30 million or more spent on research annually
  •     Private NICU rooms with less noise and more space
  •     Magnet Nursing Status, the highest level of care
  •     10 or more experimental cancer studies
  •     85% survival rate or higher for tricky heart surgeries
  •     Average waits of an hour or less in the E.R.

Congratulations for being recognized for doing great things everyday!

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Topics : Children's HospitalHealth_Medical_Pharma
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Locations : AuroraColoradoDenver
People : AnneliseAurora MakesFrank AccursoJennifer Heinicke

02/05/2013 11:34AM
Children's Hospital In Aurora Makes Top 10 Best List
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