Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

7 Careers Dedicated To Healing The Heart

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When heart kids come to Children’s, they don’t just have one physician—they have an entire cardiac care team. So, if you’re considering going into pediatric cardiac care, you can make an impact on kids’ lives in a myriad of ways. 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."

How We’re Working Together To Improve The Lives Of HLHS Babies

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Today on smallbeats, we have a guest Q&A with Carman DeMare, DNP, APRN-NP, a cardiothoracic surgery nurse practitioner here at Children’s.

Carman coordinates our participation in a program called the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPCQIC). This program is designed to improve the lives of children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).  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."

Why A Pediatric Heart Transplant Is So Incredible

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One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to call parents and say, “We have a heart.” It is so rewarding, and there really is nothing like it.

Just like your heart kiddo, heart transplants are very special. These are some of my top reasons why a pediatric heart transplant is so incredible.  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."