The ChildSafe clinic at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital/UVM Medical Center in Burlington, which serves children and families where child abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse are suspected or diagnosed, is undergoing a change in provider involvement. Clinic founder Karyn Patno, MD, FAAP will reduce her time to one day per month of direct patient services, while continuing her teaching, case collaboration and community roles in Vermont and New York. Joseph F Hagan, Jr, MD, FAAP will serve in the ChildSafe Clinic to see children and families as needed. Dr Hagan will also participate in collaborative case management with UVM Children’s Hospital specialists, community clinicians and Vermont’s Department for Children and Families. He will also provide supervision to the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiners (SANE), and continue his community involvement in child abuse prevention, diagnosis and treatment activities.
The ChildSafe clinic and related services are provided in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health Division of Maternal and Child Health, and the Department for Children and Families.
Dr. Hagan practices primary care pediatrics at Hagan, Rinehart and Connolly Pediatricians, PLLC in Burlington. He is clinical professor in Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. Hagan is Co-Editor of The Bright Futures Guidelines, Third and Fourth Editions, the standard for child and adolescent preventive care for the Affordable Care Act.
“We are pleased that ChildSafe will continue to provide weekly patient consultations and emergency specialized child abuse services on an ongoing basis,” said Dr. Hagan
Source: The University of Vermont Medical Center. 7.1.2015