Annual Report 2013

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Introduction:
Marcy Doderer, FACHE
President & CEO

Welcome to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital 2013 Annual Report! We hope you enjoy the new online format, which makes it even easier to SHARE IN OUR SUCCESS – by posting a stat, service or an inspiring story. Thank you for helping spread the word, and for being a part of so many great achievements. We look forward to sharing many more!

New President & CEO:
Welcome Marcy Doderer, FACHE

Arkansas children now have another great advocate on their side! On Monday, July 15, 2013, Marcy Doderer began her tenure as the new president and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital. She joins the hospital's staff and supporters in working toward a future free of injury and illness for our kids. Please join us in welcoming Marcy to ACH!

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Retirement Honors:
Jonathan R. Bates, MD

We were proud to recognize Dr. Jonathan R. Bates, former president and CEO of ACH, for nearly 20 years of unwavering service to the region’s children. In honor of his commitment, ACH has established the Jonathan R. Bates, MD Center for Improving Children’s Health (Bates Center) at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bates’ retirement was effective June 30, 2013.

Special Message:
Thank You, Dr. Bates

In the weeks leading up to Dr. Jonathan Bates’ retirement, our cameras quietly made the rounds of the ACH campus recording a “thank you” video. Check out this special message to Dr. Bates, delivered on his final day here at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Thank you, Dr. Bates, and congratulations!

Dr. Deshpande on the
Bates Center

We want all children to be healthy and happy. So the entire ACH team is thrilled with our new chair and endowment for the Bates Center, dedicated to providing better health, better care and better value for children throughout Arkansas. Hear more from Jayant K. Deshpande, MD, ACH senior vice president and chief quality officer, and director of the new center.

Tribute:
Remembering Betty A. Lowe, MD

When it comes to helping kids feel better, Dr. Betty Lowe was all in. The beloved doctor joined the ACH family in 1975. Her no-nonsense commitment to the children of Arkansas was right at home here, and she was an inspiration to us all. It’s an honor to share a glimpse of her incredible impact.

Share Their Stories

One of Three: Kali Hardig’s
Survival Story

A trip to the local water park led to a survival story that captivated the nation. In the summer of 2013, Kali Hardig, a 12-year-old from Benton, Ark., was diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) — a disease that is almost always fatal. A combination of her mother’s intuition and the fast-acting team that treated Kali upon her arrival in our Emergency Department led to nothing short of a miracle, as Kali became only the third known survivor of PAM in documented history. Relive Kali’s miraculous recovery now.

Stroke At 17: Zachery Koonz

Zachery, a 17-year-old from Oklahoma, has loved the guitar since his grandfather taught him to play several years ago. But when this Arkansas Children’s Hospital patient had a stroke while waiting for a heart transplant, his family feared they’d never see him strum again. Zachery’s father shares their journey in this video.

Courtesy of KTHV

Two Babies, Too Early:
The Alton Twins

Every preemie has a unique journey. But Jensen and Ally Alton – twins born February 19, 2013, three and a half months early – had an especially dramatic start in life. Parents Travis and Katie – originally from Oklahoma, now living in Little Rock – were living in Japan where Travis was stationed with the Air Force. They had planned for Katie to fly back to the states to deliver, but the babies arrived earlier than expected. See the dramatic story of these little miracles cared for in the ACH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Courtesy of KTHV

A Heart for Healing:
Keeten Heskett

Little Keeten Heskett is just a few years old, but he’s already undergone four heart surgeries and relies on several medications each day. His only hope for healing? A new heart. While they wait, Lacey Holligsworth, Keeten’s mom, focuses on making sure her little guy is playing and happy. See how ACH is making a difference in their lives.

Courtesy of KTHV

A Triple Blessing:
The Cone Triplets

Expectant parents are in for many surprises, but few get news this big. Rebekah Cone of Crossett, Ark., found out she was carrying not one, not two, but THREE bundles of joy! The babies were safely delivered at Ashley County Medical Center before being transported to the NICU at ACH. Hear more about their amazing story.

Courtesy of KATV

Share The Plan

Welcome, Baby:
New Parent Planner

Our pediatric experts developed a free, user-friendly planner to give expectant parents an easy way to keep track of important information and documents. And the response has been great! See how our planner makes life just a little bit easier. Plus, learn how to prepare for life’s unexpected events, and see how ACH is here for you every step of the way. Get your New Parent Planner today!

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New Care in NEA: Centers for Children in Jonesboro

In September of 2012, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS opened the Centers for Children in Jonesboro, Ark. This new facility gives families more opportunities to seek subspecialty care – including cardiology and neurology clinics – for their kids right in northeast Arkansas, eliminating long trips to Little Rock or Memphis. At a news conference in late September, patients Gracie and Gregory helped officials with a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Making Meals Easier:
SNAP Mobile Enrollment

One in five families who visit our Emergency Department don’t know where their child’s next meal will come from. We’re working with several organizations to change that. As part of the Natural Wonders initiative, families will now be able to receive assistance applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on the ACH campus. A mobile enrollment vehicle will be stationed in front of the hospital on certain days each week, as the organizations announced at this August 2012 news conference.

A Welcome Addition:
Opening the South Wing

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States. Our new South Wing addition allows us to serve our growing patient population with better, more patient- and family-centered care. If you haven’t seen the new South Wing for yourself, come take a look!

Service Excellence:
Dr. Thomas Badger

Since joining the ACH team in 1987 to establish the research program, Dr. Thomas Badger has paved the way for continued medical advancements. He plays a key role in improving childhood nutrition, and was recently recognized at ACH’s annual Ruth Olive Beall physician service awards program with the first Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr. Research Achievement Award. Thank you, Dr. Badger, for your outstanding service!

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Revenue: Fiscal Year 2013

  • Net Patient Service Revenue
  • Grants
  • Supplemental Medicaid Reimbursement
  • State & County Support
  • Non-Operating Revenue
  • Other
  • Salaries and Benefits
  • Services and Supplies
  • Depreciation and Interest
  • Other
  • Increase in Net Assets

Outpatient Visits
(Includes ED Visits)

330k
310k
290k
270k
250k
230k
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
'10
'11
'12
'13
251,838
253,384
252,706
257,443
257,712
269,497
284,421
310,336
307,023
323,793
343,821

Inpatient Admissions

15k
14k
13k
12k
11k
10k
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
'10
'11
'12
'13
11,45
11,84
12,08
13,41
13,47
13,89
14,21
13,95
14,11
14,49
14,84

Emergency Department Visits

55k
51k
47k
43k
39k
35k
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
'10
'11
'12
'13
38,679
40,157
39,187
39,601
42,318
44,433
47,774
52,128
50,524
52,279
55,572

Operations Performed

14k
13k
12k
11k
10k
9k
'03
'04
'05
'06
'07
'08
'09
'10
'11
'12
'13
10,917
12,309
12,109
12,895
12,773
12,815
13,691
13,333
13,814
14,308
14,560

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