Posts By: akunicky

Falls Can Happen Anywhere

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From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb (that giant bookshelf), obstacle to overcome (those pesky stairs) or mysterious place to investigate (anywhere beyond the safety gate). Little bumps will happen but these brave expeditions shouldn’t result in something more serious. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children… Read more »

Children’s Welcomes the STEAM Program

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Last week, teachers from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh were at the hospital to present the first in a series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) inspired lessons called “Exploring Electricity!” In the lesson, the children transform everyday items into unique inventions using motors and batteries. These programs will be presented on a… Read more »

A Champion for Children’s Hospital

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Last week, Lance Hupkovich, the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Champion Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), and his family, boarded Delta Airlines to be greeted by Delta pilots in the cockpit. Lance was off to a great start of #ChildrensHospitalsWeek week in Orlando, Florida. Once again, a large crowd chanting, “Lance” greeted Lance as he walked off… Read more »

Honoring Child Life Month

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When children come to the hospital for an appointment, procedure, or inpatient stay, they’re often nervous and fearful for the unknown. Upon arrival, patients are greeted by check-in staff, nurses, and doctors. Often times though, there is another group of individuals who play a vital role in the patient experience and help patients take on… Read more »

Safe Kids Allegheny County Promotes Carbon Monoxide Safety in the Home

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Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, recently partnered with the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association and Pittsburgh Poison Center to provide Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire with dozens of carbon monoxide detectors to emphasize the importance of safety in the home around all fuel burning appliances. “Because… Read more »