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Firsts At Cardinal Glennon

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital was the first...

  • hospital in Eastern Missouri to receive the Missouri Quality Award.
  • children's hospital to belong to a health system winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
  • hospital to provide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) west of the Mississippi River.
  • electronic infant cardiac/breathing monitors in the region developed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • living-related liver transplant and split liver transplant in Missouri.
  • infant kidney transplant in Missouri.
  • in Missouri, and one of only five centers in the nation, capable of offering transcatheter closure of heart defects using a "button" device.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in St. Louis and first to establish a dedicated Neonatal Transport Team.
  • Cleft Palate, Genetics and Neurofibromatosis clinics in the state.
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders program and Lab in St. Louis.
  • hospital in the region to provide fully trained pediatricians in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day.
  • Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the state.
  • only dedicated Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit in Missouri.
  • only hospital in region to establish a Cord Blood Bank and one of the first four in the nation.
  • Poison Control Center in the Missouri and the third busiest in the nation.
  • first board-certified medical toxicologist in the St. Louis region.
  • to develop the PACTS/PALS for Life course which includes the principles of pediatric advanced life support and the reality of trauma. The program has educated more than 3,000 physicians, nurses and paramedics from 18 states.
  • Knights of Columbus Developmental Center and only interdisciplinary evaluation/treatment team for children with developmental disabilities in the region.
  • multidisciplinary comprehensive Hemophiliac Treatment Center in the Midwest established in 1963; also first to establish a Pediatric AIDS Center.
  • has one of only a handful of pediatricians in the nation certified in sports medicine.
  • only multidisciplinary Myelomeningocele Clinic in eastern Missouri.
  • multidisciplinary Elimination Disorder Clinic for children.
  • to perform a laparoscopic node dissection for Genito Urinary cancer in a child.
  • first to set up molecular DNA testing of the most inherited form of mental retardation (Fragile-X syndrome) in Missouri.
  • only center in Missouri to engage in both pediatric and neonatal nitric oxide studies and subsequent protocols.
  • to perfect a new radiology technique which shortens X-ray exposure and reduces radiation risks in children.
  • to operate and direct the research projects of the Missouri/Illinois Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
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