How Your Gift Helps
St. Louis Children’s Hospital is one of the premier children’s hospitals in the United States. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.
Pediatric care is complex. It requires state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies to accommodate the tiniest premature babies to teens on the verge of adulthood. It requires care teams with specialized expertise. It requires child-friendly facilities and special services to meet the unique psychological and emotional needs of children and provide support for their families. And it requires pediatric research to advance the care for tomorrow’s children.
Philanthropy covers the cost of programs, services and treatments proven to improve patient outcomes, but are not eligible for reimbursement by insurance companies. It allows us to make decisions not according to what makes fiscal sense, but according to what is in keeping with our mission to do what’s right for kids.
The following are just some of the programs that are so generously supported by donations to St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Outreach and Advocacy
- Food Allergy Management and Education
- Healthy Kids Express
- Raising St. Louis
- Safety Stop
- Safety Street
- Victims of Violence program
Child Life and Family Services
- Camp Crescent
- Camp Independence
- Camp Rhythm
- Chaplaincy Program
- Child Life Playroom
- Clown Docs
- Expressive Therapies (Music and Art Therapy)
- Family Resource Center
- Olson Family Garden
- Pet Therapy
- School Room
- Sibling Playroom
- Social Work and Chaplaincy programs
Research and Education
- The Children’s Discovery Institute
- Children's Surgical Sciences Institute
- Clinical Research
- Nursing Education and Sabbatical Programs
- Pediatric Neurocrititcal Care Program
Philanthropy touches all areas of clinical care, from the child-focused pediatric imaging services in the Joe Buck Imaging Center to cancer support services provided in the Hale Irwin Center for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. St. Louis Children's Hospital is proud to partner with the community to make the most of every gift, whether large or small, to help provide a superior patient experience for every patient, every family, every day.