Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

For Our Heart Kids And Their Families: Goodbye From smallbeats

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Can you believe that we have published more than 300 stories for heart kids and their families on smallbeats?

We’ve explained the basic “ABC’s” of heart conditions, and broken down the intricacies of open-heart surgery. We’ve taken you behind the scenes with our staff, and we’ve shared stories from adults who grew up with congenital heart defects (CHD). And yet, it feels like we could still go on and on for another 300+ posts.

However, there’s that old saying that all good things must come to an end—and that time has come for our blog. Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

Something My Patients Don’t Know: How They Inspire Me As An Artist

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I started making art around the time I finished my doctoral program. I knew I needed something to do after studying all day every day—a hobby.

At the time, my oldest two kids were preschool age. We were sitting around drawing and coloring and I thought, “This is actually pretty cool.” So, I continued with it.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Not Just For Kids: The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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One thing that I wish more people knew is that Children’s isn’t just for kids. We have an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Program for adults with CHD—an often underserved population.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."