News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.
Mindfulness meditation has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, and has been incorporated into a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches. In mindfulness practice we do our best to “be with” whatever is happening in an aware and self-loving way, often with a focus on present moment body sensations, thoughts, and emotions.
Korey Foley’s story at Franciscan began when he was just three years old. Nineteen years later, Korey has become a well-known, smiling face both inside and outside our halls for friends of the hospital and the Kennedy Day School (KDS). Last week we celebrated a big milestone for Korey, his family and his friends – his graduation from the Kennedy Day School.
A long-awaited break from our harsh winter this year, there’s still plenty of room for fun and games this summer while also being conscious of the safety of your family! WATCH shares with us their 10 Top Summer Safety Traps and Summer Safety To-Do list.
A critical issue for families of children with disabilities, transition planning for adulthood is an area with which many parents struggle. Therefore, providing a forum for families to interact and connect with adult services professionals was both important and rewarding. We were thrilled to welcome over 20 families & numerous professionals to our first Transition and Adult Services Resource Fair.
This week we are celebrating Nurses Week and the nurses who deliver care across the hospital in virtually all of our programs. Their commitment to excellence, compassion and caring for our kids is something to be celebrated every day. Thank you, nurses!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our teachers to answer the question, “Which of your teachers has impacted you the most, and why?” Their answers are something to be shared and celebrated. How would you answer the question?
Our Occupational Therapy team shares their favorite and creative play ideas that provide sensory input when outdoor activities are not available!
In celebration of Child Life Month we’re giving you a peek into a day in the life of a Child Life Specialist at Franciscan and what makes our program so special!
Courtney White, Certified Child Life Specialist, talks about the Child Life presence in the Surgical Services Operating Room at Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Recent enhancements to the Kennedy Day School’s Vision Center room has allowed the program to expand services and created an even brighter place for students to grow!
Did you know that kids ages 1 to 5 get almost 20% of their daily calories from milk? We’re investigating some myths associated with this healthy, popular drink.
We’ve shared many memories with our friends from Kennedy Hope Academy over the years. Best wishes to these young men as they continue on their journey – it has been our privilege to watch you grow!
A brief recap of the 2014 Heart in Hand holiday campaign and our opportunity to say thank you to all those who participated in support of our kids and families.
Courtney DiStefano, Child Life, talks about how our donors impact the lives of our children and families and why your generosity matters.
Curious how to give back to Franciscan Hospital for Children this holiday season? There are plenty of ways to give!
About 90% of 12-19 year olds use personal music players with earbuds, often with a high volume output that can negatively affect hearing. So… what’s too loud and how can parents control the volume?
It’s no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Check out these tips for making your home a safe stop for trick-or-treaters.
With shorter days and colder weather fast approaching, our Physical Therapy team celebrates National Physical Therapy Month with their indoor exercise tips to keep kids moving!
Franciscan Hospital for Children is named among the Top 75 Most Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals in the country.
While we don’t want to unnecessarily concern the public, we recognize that adequate preparation and education are key to preventing the further spread of the disease. Preventive and protective measures to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak are underway at Franciscan Hospital for Children.