Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Advances Children’s Health Care

P2252215.JPGOn Thursday, Feb. 25, the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, ”Training Tomorrow's Pediatricians: CHGME.” House and Senate staff in attendance heard physician and patient perspectives about the value of CHGME in supporting the missions of children's hospitals and advancing children's health.

Previous Family Advocacy Day Champion, Grace Haupt, was among the panelists. Grace told attendees about her passion for school and her gratefulness for the staff at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She hopes that one day she will be among the researchers who help find cures for childhood diseases.

Honorary co-hosts for the briefing included Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Reps. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), who both attended the event and spoke to the audience about the need to provide continued strong funding for CHGME.

P2252247.JPGPanelists included:

  • Holly Hedrick, MD, FACS, pediatric and fetal surgeon, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Grace Haupt, patient, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • James D. Fortenberry, MD, MCCM, FAAP, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Ndidi Unaka, MD, Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

The Children’s Hospital Association and Speak Now for Kids thank the panelists for coming to Washington to share their insights.


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