The Foundation provided support to programs of the Children’s Hospital Boston including the following four projects of the Center for Families, aimed at improving the hospital experience for patients and their families:
Holistic Pediatric Health
A new meditation room has been outfitted—giving families space for personal reflection in a private, serene environment close to their medical unit. This meditation room provides inpatient consultations and treatment services in acupuncture, massage therapy, therapeutic touch, and Reiki.
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery Video
An educational overview of what children can expect during their stay created to reduce anxieties that children and their families often face in preparing for a visit to the hospital.
Keeping Connections Conference
The annual grief and bereavement conference, designed for families suffering the loss of a child, offers a compassionate forum for families and providers to communicate, support each other and understand each other’s needs.
Focus on Family Support Resource Fair
An annual fair, designed for families of children with special needs, helps ease the burden of service coordination and brings together hospital and community-based support service providers with parents and professionals.