New & Noteworthy

HJD has achieved Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the international accrediting body that recognizes healthcare organizations for nursing excellence. HJD achieved Magnet status based on its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Only 390 of the nearly 6,000 healthcare organizations in the United States currently maintain Magnet status, and HJD now joins NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Rusk Rehabilitation, both of which had previously been recognized with Magnet status.

As part of our academic mission, the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery continues its Visiting Professor/Lecture Series, initiated in 2012. To date, the division has hosted renowned orthopaedists such as Brian G. Smith, MD, who spoke about neuromuscular scoliosis; William L. Hennrikus, MD, who spoke about pediatric elbow fractures; John Flynn, MD, who spoke about pediatric fracture care and pediatric spine care; and Francesco Motta, MD, who spoke about intrathecal baclofen therapy.

David S. Feldman, MD, and Norman Y. Otsuka, MD, have been invited to participate in the International Perthes Study Group. The inaugural meeting was held in March 2012 and included fifty physicians from around the world. They discussed current concepts, research, and treatment methods in hopes of developing multicenter prospective cohort studies in the future, which will lead to new methodologies for treating Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.

The comprehensive treatment of clubfoot deformities is available at the New York Ponseti Clubfoot Center, a component of the Ebers Center for Foot Deformity at the Center for Children. Led by Wallace B. Lehman, MD, and Alice Chu, MD, this specialty clinic offers exceptional medical, surgical, and rehabilitative services to children with complex clubfoot and foot deformities. Dr. Lehman and Dr. Chu are excited to relaunch the web content for clubfoot and foot deformities, including a video featuring how they utilize the nonsurgical Ponseti method to correct clubfeet.

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Center for Children have begun a collaborative project with St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, Queens. David H. Godfried, MD, attending physician and clinical associate professor, will participate in a monthly interdisciplinary clinic at St. Mary's. We are excited to announce this new initiative and look forward to this opportunity to expand access to pediatric orthopaedic services for children in the City of New York.

On April 6, 2013, division faculty conducted the continuing medical education conference, “ABCs of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Injury.” It was led by HJD faculty and staff, including Alice Chu, MD, and Jenny Frances, MD.