Apr 12, 2021

Boston Children's Hospital Report April 2021

The Every Child Fund, which is Boston Children’s Unrestricted Philanthropic Fund, supports the hospital’s greatest needs in patient care, research, medical education/training and community health initiatives. Given the increasing demand on pediatric health care and continued challenging economic times, the Every Child Fund is a critical resource for the hospital’s executive leadership to direct funds for high priorities/critical needs.

When parents seek treatment for a child who is ill, they hope for exceptional care – treatments employing state of the art technology based on sound science. They need compassion – a place of comfort to alleviate anxiety, fear and pain. They expect expertise – a hub of excellence, where the world’s leading specialists work tirelessly to invent better treatments and cures. Boston Children’s Hospital is that place – where world class, compassionate care and research come together to offer hope for young patients and families.

Your support of the hospital’s programs helps us meet a growing number of requests for assistance, resources and services while keeping our commitment to innovation and excellence.

 

In Our Community and Around the Globe

Boston Children’s Hospital serves children globally and throughout the United States, with a local community focus in greater Boston. Children’s serves as the safety net for New England's kids, caring for 90% of Massachusetts’ sickest kids, and more than 50% of all pediatric patients hospitalized in Boston. In addition, a third of the children who come to Children’s are uninsured or have public coverage, which makes us the largest provider of health care to low-income children in our state.

Beyond the walls of the hospital, Boston Children’s extends care into the surrounding low-income communities of Boston providing important and relevant prevention and outreach services. Philanthropy ensures that we can continue to assist these families with extraordinary needs, provide case management services and address the health issues most impacting our children like childhood obesity and nutrition, asthma, mental health, cardiac care, neurology/child development and injury prevention/trauma.

Your gift empowers us to continue caring for children and families both here in Boston, and around the world. Thank you for your support of Boston Children’s Hospital!

Dec 14, 2020

Boston Children's Hospital Report December 2020

Every child deserves to grow up healthy. When you support Boston Children’s Every Child Fund, you answer an urgent call to end the diseases of childhood and help families heal.

Patient Family Services

When a child is very sick, the whole family suffers. Parents make tough sacrifices; siblings may be separated; everyone feels helpless and scared. The families in our care need emotional support, distraction from the long days of hospitalization and healing services that let kids reconnect with their creative, inquisitive selves. Many families struggle with expenses that insurance doesn’t cover, such as food and rent or a place to stay while their child receives treatment. Your gift to the Every Child Fund provides all of this and more. Child Life Services, patient family housing, extraordinary needs funding— your generosity grows our capacity to meet the needs of more families so they can focus on what’s important, their child.

Training

Easy to overlook but vital to the future of health care, medical training is a major part of Boston Children’s mission. We train more pediatric residents than any institution in the country, and our trainees go on to lead in communities around the world. Through global observerships, a sophisticated simulation program and our online training platform, OPEN-Pediatrics, we share our medical expertise with clinicians everywhere. Your gift to the Every Child Fund plays an important role in educating the next generation of scientists and caregivers.

 

Boston Children’s is where the world comes for answers and this is unchanged during COVID-19. Children and families still need us – now more than ever. No matter what happens in the world, the needs of our patients never stop. Your gift is more important than ever during these challenging times and we are incredibly appreciative of your support. From all of us at Boston Children’s, thank you.

Aug 13, 2020

Boston Children's Hospital Report August 2020

While the world around us continues to change with COVID-19, we know one thing that remains the same: the quality of care for our patients here at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Every Child Fund, which is the hospital’s unrestricted fund, allows us to continue providing world class care to children both here in Boston and from around the world.

Stress Relievers

Caring for a sick child is stressful enough, let alone facing those same challenges in the face of a pandemic. Through the Every Child Fund, the Hospital is able to offer yoga classes, Reiki, massages, family coffee groups and other services to ease stress and restore energy. Our caregivers have been able to pivot many of these services to a virtual format in order to offer the same vital support to families through a modified platform.

Support Sessions & Interpreters

When a child is sick, it often affects the entire family – including siblings. Social workers and support sessions can help families feel less alone through personalized compassionate care. Through these sessions we are able to expand our focus to each member of the family while treating the sick child. We are able to offer over 100 interpreters and 20 languages as a resource for families who would benefit from additional support in communicating with doctors and caregivers.

Meal & Parking Vouchers

Through providing meal vouchers and parking vouchers, we are able to relieve some of the strains that may come with having a child in the hospital. Over 20,000 meal vouchers sustain families whose savings may be depleted by the expenses of caring for a sick child, and our parking program supports over 1,300 families in need.

 

With the various programs that the Hospital is able to coordinate with support from the Every Child Fund, we help parents to be fully present with their children. Generous donations from people like you allow us to support our patients and families through stress relievers, support sessions, and other valuable services that can bring light to families’ lives in the most challenging times.

Thank you for your support of Boston Children’s Hospital.

 
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