CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: Children’s Hospital Colorado

October 12, 2021 3 min read


While meeting mamas across the US on our #MHROADTRIP, we’re giving back to their communities! Help us support mamas and babies by getting involved in charities like the Children’s Fund for the Children’s Hospital Colorado, or by purchasing our Mamma Charity Tee.  $2 per tee is donated to these nonprofit organizations benefiting mothers & babies in need – we like to call it a “chari-tee.”


MEET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO

Our Colorado mama, Andrea, was passionate about spotlighting the Children’s Fund for the Children’s Hospital Colorado, a nonprofit hospital with locations across the state. Children’s Colorado uses the Children’s fund to respond quickly to the most urgent priorities throughout the hospital’s healthcare system, ensuring kids and families have the tools, resources, treatments and services they need to heal.

Mission Statement:

As a private, non-profit pediatric hospital, our mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, research, education, and advocacy.

Your service area:

We are Colorado’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, and we care for patients from all 50 states and at least 35 countries. We are the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in our region, and our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit offers the smallest patients the highest level of care. That’s why we have locations across the state, 1,300 clinics in the larger region, and are continually working to increase the capacity of our telehealth services.

How do you assist mothers & children?

In addition to providing top-quality medical care for children, we are devoted to families in all aspects. We include patients and their families in every care decision – and we do our best to make sure they don’t have to worry about anything else while they’re here. We know kids need to play, learn, and connect, even when they’re sick, and we offer dozens of amenities to do just that.

For kids:

  • Child life specialists
  • Philips Ambient Experience MRI (turns the MRI chamber into a jungle or under the sea!)
  • Creative art therapists
  • Seacrest Studios – in-house radio and TV broadcast studio for kids
  • Playrooms on every floor
  • TeenZone – a hangout for adolescents

For families:

  • Private rooms for sleep
  • Family Resource Center
  • A chapel and Spiritual Care for any faith
  • Daycare for siblings
  • Outdoor gardens
  • Flat screen TVs, Internet, and on-demand video in every room

Stats and facts:

Children’s Hospital Colorado is an entire hospital, devoted to kids. Here’s what that looks like (in 2020):

  • 623 licensed beds
  • 15,600 patient admissions
  • 22,810 total surgeries
  • 113,158 days of patient care
  • 554,650 outpatient visits
  • 120,016 emergency and urgent care visits
  • 7,774 employees
  • 2,582 medical staff
  • 263 residents and fellows
  • 2,422 volunteers

Recent milestones:

Children’s Hospital Colorado continues to rank among the best in all ten ranked specialties:

  • Cancer (#9)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#6)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (#4)
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#1)
  • Neonatology (#24)
  • Nephrology (#16)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (#10)
  • Orthopedics (#15)
  • Pulmonology (#5)
  • Urology (#6)

Goals for the years ahead:

Children’s Hospital Colorado has a roadmap to achieve the following goals by 2025:

  1. Grow our destination programs to improve our outcomes and serve more children.
  2. Strive for zero patient harm and improve child health outcomes.
  3. Transform child health with scientific and technological breakthroughs.
  4. Fund our aspirations.
  5. Achieve unprecedented alignment with partners and providers.

Getting involved:

When you donate to the Children’s Fund, you support:

  • Family-centered services, such as the Medical Day Treatment Program for continuing patients’ education, and the Ponzio Creative Art Therapy Program.

  • Groundbreaking research, supporting scientists who are conducting cutting-edge research advancements and helping to advance physician’s innovative approaches to treatment.

  • Regional clinics and care, to decrease the stress on families needing to travel, and help patients be treated closer to home.

  • Patients and families in financial need, to aid traveling families with expenses and subsidize health care costs for patients and parents in need.

 

 

How to donate:

All unrestricted donations to the Children’s Fund help Children’s Hospital Colorado address the greatest needs of their patients and families and direct funds to where they can do the most good. Your unrestricted donation can fund the most innovative treatments for patients, financial assistance to those who need it most, and the continuation of life-saving research. You can make a monthly donation, and make the donation in honor or as a memorial gift. Click here to donate.

Donate, learn more, or volunteer by visiting www.children’scolorado.org

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