Children's Hospital Colorado 2006 Annual Report
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ONCE THERE WAS A HOSPITAL...
The hospital was full of people who cared about kids and their families and their pets and all the special things kids love. It wasn’t like any other hospital.
This hospital was just for children.
Oh, yes, there were grown-ups, too. But these were special grown-ups. These grownups knew just how to help children feel good about themselves — from little teeny babies who cry sometimes to big kids who play sports and do big-kid stuff.
Whether it was a tummy ache that wouldn’t go away, or helping boys and girls learn why bruises wouldn’t disappear, the grown-ups in this hospital were there to help make things better.
After nearly 100 years, this hospital is still here . . . it’s called Children's Hospital Colorado.
At Children's Hospital Colorado you might find a nurse with bubbles in her pocket or an admissions assistant with beanie babies on her desk. You’ll always find noodles in the cafeteria and, of course, brightly colored band-aids abound.
And it’s not just kids who like Children's Hospital Colorado. Parents like it, too! Parents choose Children's Hospital Colorado because the doctors and caregivers who work at Children’s are specially trained to help kids. Even the magazines that grown-ups read think Children's Hospital Colorado is "tops." Children’s was ranked in the top 10 byU.S News and World Report and by Child Magazine.
Whether it’s researching new ways to help premature babies live with nitric oxide therapy, or pioneering a rib surgery, meeting a child for the first time to draw blood with kid-sized needles, or greeting a family who’s coming back for multiple followup treatments, the staff at Children's Hospital Colorado works with kids and for kids.
With a commitment to family-centered care, they understand that the care team consists of the child’s family, as well as a wide range of experts, and a child’s pediatrician or family physician.
Inside the hospital, we work on kids’ behalf through our clinical care and research, and outside the hospital on such issues as child abuse prevention, access to care and immunizations. As a teaching hospital, we’re training the next generation of doctors and other healthcare providers.
We know being at the hospital is not always the place a family wants to be. But, we want to make certain that the experience a family has at our hospital is the best it can be. And we realize that every touch point is important, beginning from the moment a family calls in to make an appointment, through every interaction with our valet, volunteers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, cafeteria staff, cleaning staff and the countless professionals who work at Children’s. Our staff is here to do what’s best for kids.
Whether you visit Children's Hospital Colorado, know someone who has had an experience at Children’s or who works here, you know that everyone has a story to tell. Read on for a few of the stories that demonstrate how Children’s cares for kids and their families, professional colleagues and one another.