Monthly Archives: May 2017

Summer Safety Tips

Welcome to the warmer weather! As the kids are wrapping up the school year and getting ready for the pools to open and summer break to begin, we wanted to pass on a few safety reminders to keep everyone active and having lots of fun without any interruptions by visits to the doctor, urgent care… Read more »

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Receives $50,000 CVS Health Grant

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation received a $50,000 grant from CVS Health to expand the Substance Misuse and Referral to Treatment (SMART) Choices program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, which seeks to help children avoid the long-term consequences of substance abuse. SMART Choices is run in a partnership with Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP)… Read more »

Morgan’s Rehab Journey

Morgan was a healthy, active 17-year-old enjoying her junior year of high school.  She was on her school’s basketball team and loved spending time outdoors when she wasn’t with her friends.  By all accounts, she was leading a completely normal teenage life. All that changed one evening when she collapsed while playing basketball.  Morgan was… Read more »

Sara’s Journey with Children’s Hospital

Back in November, 1986 ECMO therapy was still highly experimental, but at 2 1/2 days old, it was Sara’s only viable option. She had been diagnosed with Persistent Fetal Circulation at a medical center in Syracuse, NY. Her journey began in a very small town near the Canadian border called Potsdam. On a Thursday night… Read more »