Give every child care that is second-to-none.
To do this, we must keep pace with the rapid advancements in pediatric medicine. Doing so requires constant reinvestment in specialized facilities and equipment, new technologies, physician recruitment, clinical research, and medical education - in collaboration with one of the nation's best medical schools, UT Southwestern.
Change the course of medicine and, potentially, the world.
We have set an ambitious goal for the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern: to transform the way physicians treat childhood diseases. Major breakthroughs seldom come from timid measures; research must be characterized by a high-risk/high-impact approach. The facility has been built. The team is already assembling. Now we must continue to recruit the most talented investigators, to fund their bold research initiatives, and to establish endowments for the long-term, sustained funding of their world-changing science.
Serve the deepest needs of families in crisis.
When a child is hospitalized, fear, apprehension, and extreme disruption to work and home life takes a toll on the entire family. That's why Children's treats the entire family. Our on-site school helps patients keep up with their studies. An art and music therapy program reduces the anxiety patients and their siblings confront when there is serious illness. An innovative program called Funnyatrics entertains patients and families, bringing much-needed levity into their days. These important services produce no revenue, and insurance doesn't cover them. Yet they are crucial parts of the healing - and sometimes the grieving - process. We depend on your philanthropy to help us keep our promise of caring for the whole family.
Fortify the health of the entire community.
We are opening Pediatric Group practices in neighborhoods across the metroplex, giving parents a "medical home" for their children. They can schedule appointments and get checkups, immunizations, and care for nonemergency illnesses. And for children whose chronic illnesses require expertise from multiple specialists, we are establishing a full array of integrated programs to improve all aspects of their lives - making our region healthier for generations to come and one of the best places in America to grow up.