Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Through the "Hadley Bush Memorial Fund for CDH Care and Research" the Fore Hadley Foundation is funding the creation of a brand-new ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) simulation lab at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. There are only a dozen or so instances of this cutting edge technology in use throughout the world, putting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the forefront of both research and education. In today’s world medical simulation provides a training methodology that offers teams effective training for high risk but low frequency medical conditions and situations. Simulation incorporates adult learning principles and provides valuable experiences to learners and promotes reflection on one’s practice. Dr. Hebbar, Scott Wagoner, and Micheal Heard consistently direct international training for the Extracorporeal Life Support Organizations (ELSO) ECMO simulation and are considered international experts/leaders in this emerging field.
The "Hadley Bush Memorial Fund for CDH Care and Research" is the first fund started at Children’s, specifically focused on supporting the betterment of patients and families with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias through enhanced care therapies and research. The comprehensive care for our critically ill newborns is provided in the specialized environment of our NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units). Hadley’s legacy will allow Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to enhance our efforts in caring for infants with CDH through providing the latest technologies and treatments, as well as enhancing our ability to measure outcomes and interventions that we can share with other top CDH centers around the country. We thank Fore Hadley for your commitment to making a difference for the many families that are impacted by CDH, and will honor Hadley’s legacy throughout the efforts that this wonderful gift will support.