Boys Town's Mohan Mysore, M.D., Earns Another Prestigious Honor
Monday, March 9, 2020
For the second year in a row, Dr. Mohan Mysore, Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care at Boys Town National Research Hospital®, has been honored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
Dr. Mysore was awarded the 2020 Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management at the Society’s 49th Critical Care Congress in Orlando. The honor is given to a member of the Society who “has made significant contributions to the design and/or implementation of an evidence-based practice that has significantly impacted clinical, operational or fiscal outcomes within his/her area of expertise.”
“To get nominated by the Pediatric Section so soon after last year’s award was a little more than I ever anticipated or expected,” Dr. Mysore humbly admits.
Mohan Mysore, M.D., FCCM
Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management
This year, the Society recognized Dr. Mysore for his tireless efforts in creating the pediatric intensive care unit at Boys Town National Research Hospital. The six-bed Advanced Care Unit has cared for more than 150 critically ill children since opening in June 2019.
The Advanced Care Unit serves children who have undergone neurosurgical procedures and require intensive monitoring, as well as those suffering from respiratory distress, viral infections and other conditions requiring critical care services.
Dr. Mysore credits the success of the pediatric intensive care unit to his “exceptionally talented and dedicated” multidisciplinary team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists and advance practice providers.
“I’m really blessed that people I’ve known and worked with for many years at other institutions decided to take a leap of faith and join in helping us build this unit,” Dr. Mysore said. “It’s been a great experience.”
Before joining Boys Town, Dr. Mysore was Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s Hospital in Omaha and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is one of the largest medical organizations with members in more than 100 countries dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of critical care. The Society bestowed Dr. Mysore with its Distinguished Service Award in 2019.