Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Hospital Medicine
Primary Address
Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Raleigh
3000 New Bern Avenue
WakeMed Children's Hospital
Raleigh, NC 27610
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 American Academy of Pediatrics
Systems improvement, patient safety, resuscitation
Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
University of Tennessee Medical Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Undergraduate Degree
University of Texas, Austin
Physician Bio

Dr. Cherissa C. Hanson is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include general pediatrics as well as the clinical care of critically ill children.

Dr. Hanson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She finished her fellowship in pediatric critical care at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In addition to her board certification she is certified in pediatric advanced life support and advanced trauma life support. She speaks English and is proficient in Spanish. Her academic interests include systems improvement, patient safety, resuscitation, and communication with bilingual families.

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