Childrens Health Council Inc
Adolescent Counseling Services
Palo Alto Medical Foundation For Health Care Research & Education
The Brin Wojcicki Foundation
California Avenue Area Development Association Incorporated
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.
Responding to an increased need for the core House services, we launched two new programs that gave us the opportunity to increase family support both in and out of the House. Happy Wheels – Families whose children are undergoing surgery and other complicated procedures wait for long hours without leaving the hospital or even their child’s bedside. The Happy Wheels cart makes rounds at the hospital, staffed by House volunteers, and provides a bit of comfort and love to parents with toiletries, a hot beverage or snack, while also keeping the little ones entertained with books, activities and toys. Day Pass Program – This provides an opportunity for families staying in hotels or bedside to get the respite needed to help them maintain their focus on their child’s health. It also provides the opportunity for families to get to know each other and build bonds in their common goal of their children’s health. While significant progress was made to the expansion of services to families, the last year did pose its challenges: Families Turned Away – This on-going issue has escalated as demand for services has increased. The combination of advanced treatment regimens available at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital combined with the increased average length of stay of families as more treatments can now be performed on an out-patient basis have kept the House at capacity for the entire year. Expansion of Facilities – As Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital moves forward with its expansion, the House and Children’s Hospital jointly commissioned a study by Kaufman Hall, a strategic advisor to hospitals. They found that the increase in demand for House services will require facilities two and one half times the size of the current House. As the House explores expansion options, a potential property has been identified that could provide ideal space for such an expansion.
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