In This Issue
Mary Beth Weaver
Cindy Duesing, editor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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Of the many lessons we've learned over the years, the most important one is that, no matter how high we set our goals, we can't lose sight of the basics.
And the most important basic is safety.
So, in this issue, you'll find two stories that demonstrate our commitment to keeping patients, families and staff safe. One explores our efforts to be prepared for mass casualty incidents and other emergencies. For those of us who might be tempted to shrug off fire drills or opt out of getting RAVE alerts on our cell phones, it's impressive (and hopefully motivating) to see how many people in our region, and in our organization, take the training and drills seriously.
Our second story offers a recap of the 13th annual Frederick C. Ryckman Surgical Stand Down. Our perioperative area has an outstanding safety record, and they are doing everything they can to keep it that way.
You can also read about Kevin Bove, MD, who has been a pathologist at Cincinnati Children's for 55 years, and why he's still passionate about his work!
If you're looking for an upbeat patient story, learn more about Anna Mimms and how she is living her best life after a diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome.
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