Wow! We are busy bees here at Childrens of Alabama! It seems like so much is happening so fast. First, construction of our Expansion Facility continues well, thanks to some good Alabama weather. Our expected opening date is August 2012. In our Central Distribution Department, we are finishing the setup of our Pyxis Stockstations in the storeroom. We are looking forward to finally having our storeroom on a perpetual system that will streamline ordering and help increase the efficiency of our storeroom. We began the next phase of the Par Optimization of our Pyxis supply stations - a project which lasts through the remainder of 2011.
It is hard to believe that Halloween is in just six days! Halloween is a fun time for staff, visitors, and patients here at Childrens of Alabama. Our annual Costume contest is always something we look forward to - department skits in past years have included such classics as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Monster Mash." This year should prove to be just as much fun. Check out our website at http://www.childrensal.org/ to follow our construction progress and to see photos from our pediatric world - as we know it! Everyone have a fun and safe Halloween!
Nancy J Webber, MPH, CMRP