WakeMed welcomes Dr. Andrew Jakubowicz as the new medical director of WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department. Below, we chatted with Dr. J about this new leadership role and the things he hopes to accomplish. How has being an emergency department physician prepared you for this new leadership role? As an emergency room physician I lead a […]
Join WakeMed Children’s Hospital as we partner with Marbles Kids Museum tomorrow, February 13th for I Heart to Play Day! About I Heart to Play Day Bring your family, and explore fun ways to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day weekend. Join in on a jump rope jam and dynamic dance party, and figure […]
Thank you Hurricanes Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty, Andrej Sekera and Jay McClement for bringing so much joy and excitement into the entire Children’s Hospital yesterday. You are welcome any time!
We asked Dr. Mark Piehl, medical director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital, what parents need to know about Human Enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus affecting children in the Midwest. He shared the following information with us and several reporters including Time Warner News. Human Enterovirus 68 is rare, but has been known to cause outbreaks […]
Community-acquired MRSA infections have been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. The vast majority of these infections resolve themselves without medical intervention. Some, however, progress and have to be treated in the hospital. Babies seem to be especially prone to developing serious MRSA infections requiring hospitalization in their diaper areas. Even just a […]
School, high school sports, dating, friends and the big goal of, yes, getting my driver’s license are some of the things I remember about being 16. Aside from a few major shifts in technology during the past 30 years, it’s likely not much has changed. Unless you’re Brodie Kostecki. Wow. This kid is really focused […]
Thanks to Carolina Mudcats for visiting patients in the WakeMed Children’s Hospital today. Later this summer, WakeMed and the Carolina Mudcats will partner for a special Families First event. Stay tuned for details.
Our hearts all ache for the tragic school shooting in Connecticut. Even as an adult, coping with this recent shooting at a elementary school is difficult – difficult to understand and difficult to explain. For children, coping with the news can be equally as hard, but children’s emotional needs are different from adults. They need […]
Stephen Leinenweber is a pediatric intensivist with WakeMed Children’s Hospital. In the past, we would typically only see Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in patients who had been in the hospital for a long period of time. Now, we are seeing more and more community acquired infection. In other words, we are now seeing patients […]