Until recently, distractions like a guitar were frowned upon in the NICU. But then, studies started confirming benefits. Bouts of inconsolable crying would happen less frequently and wouldn’t last as long in babies receiving music intervention.
When Wyatt Heilman was 4 months old, he was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a condition that occurs when one or more joints between the bone plates of the skull fuse together. Trying to find the best treatment for Wyatt led his Michigan family to travel miles from home to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
When Rebecca Hug visited her obstetrician on March 19 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, little did she know she and her husband, Patrick, would become first-time parents two months earlier than expected. For her own recovery, Hug needed to remain hospitalized, but thanks to telemedicine family communication now available through the St. Louis Children’s Hospital NICU and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, she was able to stay connected to her son.
Jane Ervin’s first day as the first African-American nurse at St. Louis Children’s Hospital came in 1958. She returned Feb. 18, 2014, to share her experiences with hospital staff.
Devin Graham’s mom calls him a trooper. He lived up to that name when just five days before his 13th birthday, the Wichita, Kan., boy sustained a major trauma to his hand that brought him by airplane to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for emergency surgery.
For four years, Todd Winters and his fellow airmen at Scott Air Force Base have collected toys for the children at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
St. Louis Children's Hospital occupational therapist Nicole Weckherlin says the tablet devices help special education students on multiple levels.
Karen Young is the mother of 2-year-old Abigail Young, a heart patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital who spent the first eight months of her life in the hospital. Karen Young shares a few of the ways the hospital made a difference in her family’s lives.
At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, patient safety is the first and foremost priority on people’s to-do lists and calendars. That's why every business day, 21 hospital departments and representatives from inpatient units join a conference call to report on safety-related matters.
The Frontline for Hope, a 6-part documentary-style series shot at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, won two regional Emmy awards, including an Emmy for “Current Affairs Program Special.”
So often, kids wind up in our care for things that seem small at the time. For Galen, it was high school football try-outs. Symptoms surfaced on the field in July 2012 that would result in a leukemia diagnosis. We watch these kids fight every day. It’s time everyone else has the chance to hear them ROAR!
Jacque, who was diagnosed this summer with myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, became the hospital’s fourth patient to receive a Heartware device since it began using the technology in 2012. She will likely require a heart transplant. First, her organs need a chance to recover from several months of deterioration.
St. Charles native Brandon Bollig, a forward for the NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks, brought the Stanley Cup today to St. Louis Children’s Hospital patients.
Like a DVR for a child’s medical history, new technology in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital allows physicians to rewind through hours, days or even months of vital signs for each child, enabling deeper insight into the child’s symptoms, and more accurate and informed medical care.
Patients Zara Corcoran, 11, and Victor Kelbaugh, 10, met in the Pediatric ICU. Their friendship brought joy to two lives filled with multiple medical issues.
Keyoney Jenkins will be remembered not for what happened while on the Berlin heart in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, but for what didn’t happen.
The Frontline for Hope wrapped up a season where the theme reflected the show’s title. The six-part docuseries aired on KSDK, and followed children with varying diagnoses and medical needs, some who came from across the country or even across the globe.
A documentary-style series highlighting the patients of St. Louis Children’s Hospital will debut this March on KSDK. “The Front Line for Hope,” will run in half-hour weekly episodes Saturday nights, starting March 16th. The series follows several patients, families and hospital staff throughout their personal hospital journeys.