Together We Can
Help Prevent
The Shortages.

Join an unprecedented coalition of best-in-class children’s hospitals that aims to ensure the reliable and affordable supply of high-quality essential medicines and help prevent pediatric drug shortages.

America’s Children Deserve Better.

The care of America’s children is unnecessarily impacted by shortages of essential medicines that may result in compromised patient care, clinician frustration, and increased hospital pharmacy costs and inefficiencies.

As a solution, the Children’s Hospital Coalition (CHC) brings together some of the top children’s hospitals across the nation, in collaboration with Phlow®, to provide certainty in availability, quality, access, and affordability for key medicines necessary to sustain life and conquer disease and to address the nation’s broken essential medicines supply chain.

Creating a Better Future in Pediatric Care: Solving Medicine Shortages in Children’s Hospitals


“At Children’s National Hospital, we have learned to truly address children’s health care needs, you have to be innovative and you have to find the right partners. This Children’s Hospital Coalition is a great example of those approaches. Together, with Phlow® and other top children’s hospitals nationwide, I am confident that we can create a more reliable supply of high-quality essential medicines to children’s hospitals across the country. ”


– Kurt Newman, M.D., President and CEO / Children’s National

“By empowering an innovative and unique coalition of top children’s hospitals in the country we will be able to work with visionary leaders to solve this chronic and vexing problem.”


– Eric Edwards, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO / Phlow®

“Arkansas Children’s is honored to participate in this initiative and looks forward to collaborating with others to assess the medicine shortage and supply chain management issues experienced throughout the country.”


– Marcy Doderer, FACHE, President and CEO / Arkansas Children’s

“As my background includes many years as a pharmacy administrator focused on the safety of the medication use process, I am personally honored to have this opportunity to address the important and pressing issue of essential medicine shortages in America.”


– Dr. Al Patterson, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer / Boston Children’s Hospital

“As CEO of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, my foremost focus is ensuring our team can do what’s best for our children and families we’re privileged to serve – from delivering outstanding clinical care to providing an overall exemplary patient experience. For that reason, I am honored to announce Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s participation in the coalition. Together with Phlow®, we want to make sure every child has affordable access to the precious medicines they need to help heal, recover and thrive in their life. This coalition enables us to bring our very best minds and efforts together in a way that will ensure we do just that.”


Elias Neujahr, MHA, MBA, CEO / Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

The Children’s Hospital Coalition will address the nation’s broken essential medicines supply chain.

Learn how you can improve quality and availability of essential medicines for your local children’s hospital.


Every child has access to the essential medicines necessary to sustain life and conquer disease.


To deliver on the promise of ensuring a reliable supply of high-quality, affordable essential medicines to treat children.

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