Caring Canines Kickoff

Earlier this week, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC welcomed Labradoodle, Ernie, one of our Pet Friends, to the Emergency Department. Ernie is the first dog to kick off the new volunteer program, Caring Canines. This program allows dogs to visit patient rooms throughout the Emergency Department to help comfort children during their stay. Patients,… Read more »

Same Day Surgery Tour – Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Alanna and Mia, child life specialists for our Same Day Surgery Center, took us on a tour to experience what it would be like when kids are going through same day surgery. The tour included registration, the vitals room, an exam room, walking through the penguin hallway, a tour of the operating room, and enjoying… Read more »

Sunscreen for Kids: What to Know

The sun is shining, and our children are finally putting down their technology and video games and going outside to play. We applaud this, but remember to protect them from the sun’s strong rays at this time of year. Sunscreen should be every child’s number one accessory. Sunscreen is important because: We know that sun… Read more »

Pittsburgh Phillips Wins National Healthy Schools Award

Pittsburgh Phillips earned the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2017 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. They are the only school in the state of Pennsylvania this year to receive this award, and to be recognized as one of America’s healthiest schools…. Read more »

Be SMART: How Safe Gun Storage Can Prevent Injuries

Today, safety advocates across the nation will come together to share an important message in honor of National ASK day.  The message is simple: Asking Saves Lives.  Most parents already ask if there are any pets or smokers in the home where your children play, so ask a third question. Ask – Is there an… Read more »