Holly Hedrick, MD, FACS, CHOP pediatric and fetal surgeon, and her daughter Grace Haupt, CHOP patient, advocate for CHGME on Capitol Hill.
On Feb. 25, 2016, a briefing was held on Capitol Hill in support of the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. It was sponsored by the Children's Hospital Association with honorary co-hosts:
- U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)
- U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Titled “Training Tomorrow's Pediatricians: CHGME,” it featured Holly Hedrick, MD, FACS, a pediatric and fetal surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and her daughter Grace Haupt, a CHOP patient. Other panelists included representatives from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. All spoke about the value of CHGME in supporting the missions of children’s hospitals, and about advancing children’s health from physician and patient perspectives.
CHGME, funded through the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects children’s access to high-quality medical care by providing freestanding children’s hospitals with funding to support the training of pediatric providers. With 143 residents and 248 fellows, CHOP is proud to have one of the largest pediatric training programs in the country.