NHRMC Cleft Lip & Palate Team Recognized by American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation

January 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, NC – The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Cleft Lip and Palate Team has been recognized for meeting the high standards required for referral from the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Cleft Palate Foundation.

The multidisciplinary team that sees cleft lip and palate patients through NHRMC’s Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics demonstrated adherence to standards that focus on the team approach to comprehensive care, management, communication and services for patients and caregivers. This type of coordinated and comprehensive care is essential because children born with clefts and other craniofacial conditions often require complex and specialized care from infancy to young adulthood.

“We are honored to have been approved and to have the team recognized for its dedication to providing high quality care,” said NHRMC Cleft Lip and Palate Team Medical Director Michael Jaskolka, DDS, MD, FACS. “This has been a true community endeavor and its success is due to the support of the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Coastal Children’s Services and a fantastic group of committed community professionals. Our mission is to provide extraordinary multi-specialty care for patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions with a focus on care coordination, communication and long-term outcomes – from birth to adulthood.”

The approval from the Commission on Approval Teams as a Cleft Palate Team extends through 2019.

For more information about the NHRMC Cleft Lip and Palate Team, visit www.nhrmc.org/services/pediatrics/cleft-lip-and-palate-team.

ACPA DISCLAIMER: The Commission on Approval of Teams, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the Cleft Palate Foundation offer no opinion as to any specific course of treatment for an individual patient and any decisions to undertake a course of treatment, and the content of such treatment, is a matter solely between the patient and the treating Team. Approval by the CAT does not imply endorsement of the quality of treatment or services provided by any member of the approved team. For more information on CAT, visit www.team-approval.org. For more information on the ACPA, visit www.cleftline.org.