News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.
To provide the most accurate, real-time information, we’ve launched our Patient Portal, an online website that gives convenient 24-hour access to personal health information and medical records.
Today, we ask our community to support our mission by donating to Franciscan Children’s. And we celebrate the generous hearts of our employees whose donations of love are unmatched.
Feeling extra thankful during this Season of Giving? Here are four easy ways you can give back to the incredible kids and families at Franciscan Children’s.
Have you heard of America’s Greatest Makers? Alongside her partners, Dr. Anubha Sacheti, one of the pediatric dentists in our Surgical Services program, competed in and ultimately won the reality show’s pilot season where designers and developers pitch their devices, then defend them against competitors. A practical application of powerful technology, Sacheti and her team pitched the “Grush” – a digital toothbrush that transforms teeth brushing into a fun and interactive activity.
Franciscan Children’s, a local nonprofit specializing in providing medical, mental health and education services to children with complex needs, announced today that they will embrace Lego bricks as a primary material in ongoing campus construction.
What’s in a name? A lot actually. With the healthcare landscape changing, the number of children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs continues to grow. We have evolved to become far more than a hospital. To reflect how we are growing and evolving, we have made the decision to change our name to better reflect all of the services we provide.
Around the globe, people are welcoming 2016 with parties, parades and fireworks – each tradition a chance to give thanks for a year of milestones and look forward to the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. Here at Franciscan, we take great pride in honoring the children we serve and their accomplishments every day. From celebrating a patient… Continue Reading
Each year on the last Friday in July the KID Fund Carnival is held onsite at Franciscan Hospital for Children, bringing together staff, children, families and guests for a day of laughter and fun.
A long-awaited break from our harsh winter this year, there’s still plenty of room for fun and games this summer while also being conscious of the safety of your family! WATCH shares with us their 10 Top Summer Safety Traps and Summer Safety To-Do list.
A critical issue for families of children with disabilities, transition planning for adulthood is an area with which many parents struggle. Therefore, providing a forum for families to interact and connect with adult services professionals was both important and rewarding. We were thrilled to welcome over 20 families & numerous professionals to our first Transition and Adult Services Resource Fair.
It’s no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Check out these tips for making your home a safe stop for trick-or-treaters.
Franciscan Hospital for Children is named among the Top 75 Most Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals in the country.
While we don’t want to unnecessarily concern the public, we recognize that adequate preparation and education are key to preventing the further spread of the disease. Preventive and protective measures to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak are underway at Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Susan Prosansky, RN, Infection Control Nurse for Franciscan Hospital for Children, discusses the recent spread of Enterovirus D68, what it is and how to help.
Beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd guests may notice some new welcoming faces as they enter Parking Lot A. We are piloting a complimentary valet parking service for guests in order to improve our patients and families’ experience as they arrive and depart Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Information regarding a recent important decision affecting the future of the Kennedy Hope Academy (KHA) residential program at Franciscan Hospital for Children.
On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed a very special visitor to the hospital, internet swine sensation Chris P. Bacon. Chris was born in January, 2013 with a congenital defect that left him unable to use his hind legs. His veterinarian friend, Dr. Len Lucero, adopted Chris and built him a wheelchair to give him the independence… Continue Reading
As some may have noticed, over the weekend new exterior signage was installed in front of the hospital along Warren Street. These signs are more visible and informative for our visitors, patients, students and families. For our staff and those guests who are familiar with our campus, please note an important change that came along… Continue Reading
Each year millions of children wake up on Christmas morning and run downstairs to discover what goodies Santa has left for them under the Christmas tree. Conversely, thousands of children and their families find themselves celebrating their holidays slightly differently – in hospitals across the country. At the beginning of the holiday season we publish… Continue Reading
You made it! Welcome to our new Franciscan Hospital for Children website. As an organization, we understand that technology continues to drive much of our everyday lives. It’s something that we utilize each day to provide our patients, students, staff and families with exceptional services and care – whether medical, behavioral or educational. Previously, our… Continue Reading