Posted By RichC on September 27, 2011
Nationwide Children’s Hospital applauds the House of Representatives for voting in favor of H.R. 1852 which reauthorizes the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program. The bill, which was introduced in May of this year by Representatives Joe Pitts (R-PA), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), ranking member of the Health Subcommittee, reauthorizes up to $330 million per year during a five year period to support pediatric residency training at 56 freestanding children’s teaching hospitals in communities across the country in order to address the national shortages of pediatricians. Children’s freestanding teaching hospitals train 40 percent of all pediatricians in the country and 43 percent of all pediatric specialists.