Patient Care: Providing direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families for medications, medical equipment, travel, lodging, therapy and other medical needs. Assistance is received by working through our individual assistance program and hospital social work departments.
Outreach Programs: Funding specialized camps for children with diseases or injuries, programs for child safety and wellness, pediatric bereavement support, creative therapy and health, and wellness education.
Capital Improvements: Family-centered care improvements to the ChildLife Center at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, and the NewLife Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Via Christi Hospital on Harry.
Equipment: Providing specific materials to aid in the health and well-being of a child while hospitalized or receiving treatment, including resuscitation carts, warming lamps, monitoring systems, car seats, hearing aids, positioning aids, and children's play items.
Summary of Expenditures
Pediatric financial services: 59% Equipment and capital requests: 34% Advocacy and health programs: 7%
Examples: Individual Assistance to Families In Need First-time Hearing Aids Pediatric Therapy Newborn Infant Care Dynamap Machines Monitoring Systems Crash Carts Lactation Services and Breast Pump Rentals Bereavement Programs Specialized Camp Scholarships Creative Therapy Assistance Car Seats Reading Programs