A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits It was October 2009, and inflammation continued to ravage Julie Stierer’s colon. Medications prescribed to control it had stopped working months earlier, turning the cheerful life of a 9-year-old into one of frequent diarrhea, fatigue, anemia, and dehydration. More and more mornings came when she’d be too sick to go to… Read more »

Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Team

Children’s Hospital has one of busiest trauma programs in the entire country and receives patients from throughout the tri-state region. Zachary’s story is a good example of why families should be reassured they’re in good hands. Zachary Weight, Age 16 In September 2009, Zachary Weight was riding his dirt bike at his home in Belle… Read more »

Talking Medication Dispenser

A lightbulb went off for Jeff Goff, pharmacy director at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. When pharmacists pull medications from the 2,000 or so dispensers at the hospital, they visually inspect each medication they pick to make sure it’s the right medication, the right preparation, etc. By adding another sense into the equation –… Read more »

Radiology Adventure Rooms at Children’s Hospital

The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital collaborated with General Electric and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee to create an unparalleled experience for each patient and family in need of imaging services. Our Adventure Series of imaging equipment creates a unique journey for every patient that makes the radiology experience more exciting,… Read more »

Ryder Goes to Washington

Ryder McDermitt’s mom, Karrie, sensed something was wrong with her son from the time he was an infant. She became increasingly concerned when, at 16 months of age, Ryder seemed to be getting sick a lot but not recovering. He seemed to do well when he was taking antibiotics but when he finished a course… Read more »