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 »

Genre Baker’s Story

Genre Baker, 9, of Irwin, was diagnosed with leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Memorial Day of 2009. He quickly realized during his lengthy hospitalizations that video games and other distractions helped pass the time in the hospital. So he started Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund to raise money for hand-held video… Read more »

Make Room for Kids

The transplant unit at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is getting a multimedia makeover thanks to Make Room for Kids, a social media-driven fundraising project, and local Microsoft employees. Working with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, the group partnered to raise money and multimedia donations to outfit the transplant unit with gaming equipment and laptops…. Read more »