78. Caring for Our Children is Caring for Ourselves with Dr. Kurt Newman- Surgeon, Author, and President and CEO of Children’s National Hospital
Dr. Kurt Newman came to Children’s National Hospital in 1984 to do a surgical fellowship, and now 36 years later, is the President and CEO of the hospital. Dr. Newman is also a professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and is also the author of the book, Healing Children, whose proceeds go to the Pediatric Health Opportunity Fund. Before acting as President and CEO, Dr. Newman served as the Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President for the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at the hospital. Dr. Newman is also a strong advocate for expanding mental health access for kids, and as President and CEO has focused on patient and family centered care. Dr. Newman quotes the great Nelson Mandela by echoing, “The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.”
Ep. 24: The Right Thing, with Children’s National Hospital’s Kurt Newman
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Kurt Newman, President and CEO, Children’s National Hospital -“We've been around for 150 years and we want to be around for another 150 years. So we'll figure out a way to deal with the finances. Right now we're just focused on doing the right thing for these kids and families.”Putting patients first—in this case, young patients who often require special care and immediate attention—has long been Kurt Newman’s priority at Children’s National. This conviction has held true through the unprecedented health and economic challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis.Indeed, Newman recounts the unique way one of his nurses was able to help a young patient: “She had tested positive, went through the illness, returned to work...She donated her plasma to help take care of one of our patients. And it turned that child around. That's the commitment and courage that these frontline workers have.”
Kurt was a big part of the Atlanta blade scene back in the day, growing up with people like Walt Austin, Kevin Dowling, and Will Gordon. After taking a 10 year break, he's back and more in love with the sport than ever. We talk about what made him come back, the passion behind it, and what he's up to now with his new wheel company, TUFR Wheels.
Dr. Kurt Newman @ Children's National Health System - Innovations in Pediatrics
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Join us today as we speak with Dr. Kurt Newman from Children's National Health System about innovations in pediatrics.Blog: https://medium.com/kurt-newman-mdBook: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Children-Surgeons-Frontiers-Pediatric/dp/0525428836TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cO1KKVWySk&feature=youtu.be
The fifth episode of the Patients Come First Podcast features an interview with Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National Medical Center, about his decades as a surgeon, the lessons he's learned in his medical career, and his new book: "Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine." Send questions, comments, or feedback to email@example.com or contact us on Twitter @VirginiaHHA using the hashtag #PatientsComeFirst
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