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Children's Hospital New Orleans Hosts Inaugural Physician Business Planning Session with 51 Proposals Submitted by the Hospital's Provider Community

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Children’s Hospital has invited its providers to take part in the strategic planning for the hospital, with a collaborative approach to build a healthier tomorrow for kids throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South.

NEW ORLEANS – On June 6, 2019, Children’s Hospital New Orleans hosted its inaugural Physician Business Planning Session. This Spring, providers at Children’s were invited to submit proposals for new programs, services or processes that support the hospital’s vision to provide the best healthcare for kids in the state of Louisiana and Gulf South region.

51 proposals were submitted and evaluated by the hospital’s selection committee, comprised of administrative and physician leadership. The selection committee narrowed the proposals down to five finalists, which were presented during the June 6 event. Over 70 providers and leaders joined for an evening workshop and dinner where attendees explored each of the five proposals in further detail.

“Provider involvement in business-planning is integral to the strategic growth of Children’s Hospital,” said John R. Nickens IV, President and Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “Physician engagement from this first business planning session is a reflection of our collective commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Louisiana’s kids now and into the future.”

The two proposals that received the most support by providers in attendance were creation of a Pediatric Obesity Program and establishing a multidisciplinary Pain Team. The Children's Hospital Executive Team will be further evaluating these, along with the other finalists' proposals as potential priorities for the hospital’s 2020 strategic planning.

“The dialogue, camaraderie, and passion demonstrated throughout the evening by both our presenters and those in attendance was truly inspiring,” said Jonathan Brouk, AVP, Strategic Planning & Business Analytics. “These important initiatives would not be possible without the partnership of our incredible provider community.”

As the leader in pediatric academic healthcare for the state of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital and its academic partners, LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, are working to deliver unparalleled care for kids across Louisiana.

With some of the nation’s top leaders in pediatric healthcare recently joining the mission to change the face of pediatric healthcare in Louisiana, Children’s Hospital is committed to delivering unmatched pediatric expertise and service capable of addressing the major health challenges that Louisiana’s kids and communities are facing.