FALL FLU FUNDRAISER FINAL NUMBERS!

FALL FLU FUNDRAISING UPDATE!! We are excited to announce our final numbers for our fundraising event. We administered 2945 doses of flu vaccine in the month of October. We will be sending a check to Lambert House for $2945.00!

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Fall Flu Fundraiser! Lambert House!

Ballard Pediatric Clinic will be donating $1.00 for every flu vaccine administered in October to:

Lambert House

http://www.lamberthouse.org/

Lambert House is an international leader in LGBTQ youth community building – the primary prevention strategy for the constellation of risks that disproportionately affects all LGBTQ youth. The risks we address include: social isolation, depression, suicide, alcohol and other drug use & STDs, family conflict that can lead to homelessness and school failure. Lambert House provides our youth with daily opportunities to make friends with other youth like themselves and with supportive adults. It is this connection with peers and adults that immediately makes life better for our youth. Lambert House is where life gets better.
Everyday, approximately 20-40 youth visit Lambert Houses. The drop-in center has large living rooms with a pool table, a music station for tunes, a library with LGBTQ books, TV, games, computer lab, and people to talk with about anything on your mind.

NEWBORN BABY?

Effective May 14, 2018 our physicians are no longer able to round on newborn babies at the hospitals.  You and your baby will be seen by a hospital clinician and then we will see you for your baby’s first newborn visit at the office.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Ballard Pediatric Clinic has achieved national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. This means we are constantly striving to improve our procedures and processes in order to provide the best and highest quality care to your child. Through this work we are monitoring data and using data to measure and improve outcomes. Some of the data we look at are immunization rates, medication management, patient satisfaction, and more. We’d like to share some of our successes with you:

*91% of our 13 year-olds are up-to-date on both Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccines.

*We are reducing unnecessary antibiotic use for the treatment of pharyngitis (sore throat). As a result, 98% of patients who were prescribed an antibiotic for pharyngitis had a strep test performed to ensure antibiotics were indicated.

*On our patient experience survey, 95% of families surveyed reported that our “providers explained things understandably” and 96% reported that our “providers showed respect for what the patient said”. Thank you to those families who have participated in our survey. We truly value your feedback!