Children’s Specialized Hospital, one of the largest providers in inpatient and outpatient care for children with special health challenges received its first developmental behavior pediatrician (DBP) international trainees, Dr. Amy Meng and Dr. Li Liu from China on November 1, 2016. As the two delegates selected by LIH Healthcare and its local partner healthcare organization, Beijing Children’s Hospital, both Dr. Meng and Dr. Liu have a strong background in pediatrics and are committed to bringing internationally proven DBP practices back to China through firsthand clinical experience in an intensive 2-month observership program.
The program is designed with the goal of extensive exposure to the most advanced practices in the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics, with not only direct clinical observation but also ample educational opportunities within a multi-disciplinary team working environment. “Many training activities that we have here are the same as the ones they design for local DBP fellows. We have all heard about popular assessments and evaluations, but important pieces such as the interpretation and implication of the evaluation, and outcomes measures are quite missing in China due to the lack of training in this area. It is exactly how I want to learn DBP, such a wonderful learning opportunity that LIH provides” said by Dr. Liu, Director of the Pediatrics Wellness Program at Beijing Children’s Hospital. Dr. Meng, who practices at LIH Olivia’s Place in Beijing, has routinely encountered patients and families who are facing the challenges associated with diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. “We have growing number of patients that require customized treatment. My focus would be learning how to manage cases by using a multi-disciplinary team approach and how to create a seamless workflow to ensure the highest quality service delivered to our patients.”
Since announcement of the official partnership with Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey, US in 2015, management from both organizations has been dedicated to promoting customized training, including direct contact between the employees, bi-weekly training in both clinical and operational and operational areas, and creating a long-term training support system to support LIH Healthcare as we meet the challenge of providing high quality rehabilitative services for people across China.
With an aligned vision to bring high quality, family-centered, evidence-based care and services, the two organizations are working closely to become powerful allies in the journey to create high-value healthcare. Michael Dribbon, Vice President of Business Development of Children’s Specialized Hospital commented “We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with LIH. The partnership can help us define exciting new opportunities such as the International Observership Program that may lead to change and transformation.”
Left to Right: Michael Dribbon, VP of Business Development, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Anita Lin, LIH Healthcare (US), Dr. Amy Meng, Pediatrician, LIH Olivia’s Place Beijing, Dr. Li Liu, Director of Pediatrics Wellness Program, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Dr. Christopher Haines, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital
About LIH Healthcare
LIH Healthcare is licensed by Beijing, P.R.C as a comprehensive rehabilitation services company. LIH Healthcare has a wide health care network both domestically and internationally, focused on managing, innovating, and expanding rehabilitation care throughout China. LIH Olivia’s Place, an LIH Healthcare subsidiary, provides pediatric developmental and rehabilitative services in China. To learn more about LIH Healthcare, visit http://www.lih-invest.com (Chinese-language web site)
About Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 12 different New Jersey locations, CSH pediatric specialists partner with families to make innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective – so children can achieve more of their goals. Visit https://www.childrens-specialized.org/
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