Dr. John Hokanson Awarded Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Demonstration Grant

John Hokanson, MD, was awarded one of the six demonstration grants from the US Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS-HRSA) of approximately $900,000 for his 3-year project, “Wisconsin Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Demonstration Program.” This funding will allow Dr. Hokanson and his team to study the use of pulse oximetry to detect critical congenital heart disease in newborns. The Wisconsin SHINE (Screening Hearts In Newborns) Program will be gathering clinical, financial, and family impact information on babies born in Wisconsin from January 2013 to June 2015.