The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program at Levine Children’s Hospital has been awarded the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award. Led by Dennis Schellhase, MD, center director of the Atrium Health Cystic Fibrosis Program, the program has been recognized for its collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation—Charlotte Chapter and its care team’s commitment to CF patients and families.

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“The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Outstanding Partnership Award recognizes the care centers and their teams that have gone above and beyond in collaborating with their local CF Foundation chapters. They have educated CF families and volunteers through education days, virtual town halls, family days or CF Foundation Cares events. They have collaborated with their chapter by speaking at events, serving on event committees or hosting facility tours for key volunteers and supporters. They have advocated on behalf of our patients and families, supported local fundraising efforts, and so much more. It is our pleasure to recognize the incredible collaborative efforts of the Levine Children’s Hospital CF program with the Outstanding Care Center Partnership Award,” said Deirdre B. Sidbury, Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation—Charlotte Chapter.

Atrium Health Levine Children’s is one of the nation’s CF Foundation-accredited care centers. An accreditation is recognition of a center that is proven to maintain the strict quality guidelines as identified by the CF Foundation and dedicated to improving the lives of cystic fibrosis patients and families in the community it serves. Among the many criteria to receive this accreditation is a commitment by the care team to continuously strive to improve the care of a patient by giving them better physical, mental, and family health.