MILWAUKEE (2/3/2009) - Experts offer insight on timely child health topics
MILWAUKEE (2/3/09) – Children's Hospital and Health System has launched a blog to share dynamic, topical information on child health topics. The blog can be accessed directly at www.chhsblog.org and also by linking from the health system's Web site (www.chw.org). Multiple health system authors will offer comment on topics such as pediatrics, parenting, injury prevention and child safety, health care leadership and advocacy, adoption and foster care. Bloggers welcome feedback and comments as well as suggestions for future discussion topics. The public can subscribe to receive regular updates either through an RSS feed or by e-mail.
"Our goal is to give our audience of parents, business leaders, the news media and our community timely, topical updates from our vantage point in the world of child health," said Julie Pedretti, director of Public Relations. "And, we want to offer our many health system experts a springboard for sharing cutting-edge information and insight with the community as it happens."
From the blog site, readers also can link to two other health system blogs. Larry Duncan, vice president, Regional Services for Children's Hospital and Health System, authors a popular blog entitled, Leadership: Learnings, Laughs and Life Lessons. Duncan, a leader of the health system for 11 years, writes a thoughtful and sometimes humorous perspective on leadership and management. His blog is popular with employees and business leaders. Bayshore Connection (www.bayshorepediatricsblog.com), recently was launched by Children's Medical Group-Bayshore Pediatrics. The four pediatricians in the practice immediately recognized the benefits of blogging for their patient families. Though just launched, they already have posted information about the peanut butter recall, immunizations and the use of VapoRub on small children – all current topics in the news. Anyone interested in this information can subscribe to these blogs.