Tender Loving Care
The All Children's Hospital Magazine
Twice each year, the All Children’s Hospital Foundation publishes Tender Loving Care, a magazine devoted to stories that convey the essence of All Children’s. Profiles of patients and their families highlight the diverse types of high-tech/high-touch care offered at the hospital and its outreach centers. Other features focus on innovative programs, cutting-edge research, academic efforts and the donors whose generosity makes such progress possible.
Cover girl Sami was the picture of health at birth, but 12 days later she was fighting for her life in All Children's ICU. Learn about the surprising number of kids threatened by blood clots, and the expert team working to help them in our Pediatric Thrombosis program. Also in this issue of TLC:
- Telethon Turns 30
- Oliver prepared for his future career as a "bone doctor" by placing casts on a stuffed Elmo. Read about a rare disorder called osteogenesis imperfect (OI) and the help this little guy receives from All Children's.
- Willie Marshall is back in the warm embrace of people who'd helped him battle for his life in 1996. He felt like he was back home - his "second home," All Children's Hospital. But a lot has changed in the effort to help others with his same cancer diagnosis.
- As a new baseball season and first-ever All Children's sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Rays begins, learn about a little-known connection between the hospital and baseball's legendary Babe Ruth in "The Other House That Ruth Built."
- It is the "Tree of Life" - a four-foot artistic cutout of a tree in the Pediatric ICU conference room, and it serves as a reminder of the Circle of Life. Its roots are based in one nurse's personal experience at All Children's.
- All Children's new Palliative Care program provides coordinated services for kids with life-limiting or life-threatening illness or injury, thanks to a generous pledge from All Children's Hospital Guild.
When cover girl Marina started kindergarten in the fall of 2012, a team of All Children's caregivers had reason to celebrate along with her family. Read her story as well as features on:
- Our comprehensive new Autism Center
- The newly approved All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Pediatric Residency Program
- All Children's first Research Director, Dr. Neil Goldenberg and the first Dick Vitale Cancer Research Fellow, Dr. Calvin Lee
- Dr. Allen Root, this year's recipient of the Foundation's William Belcher Award
- Sherry Belcher, RN, whose work as a Clinical Leader in All Children's Emergency Center was honored with a first-ever Johns Hopkins Nursing Shining Star Award
- All Children's Wonderland, which helps families to honor their own holiday traditions when a child is hospitalized
- Preparations for the 5th Annual US 103.5 FM Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit All Children's Hospital.
The 29th Annual All Children's Hospital Telethon celebrates the heroic young patients we are privileged to serve. Among them are:
- Cody & McKenzie, two Ft. Myers-area youngsters whose rare heart problems led their families to All Children's Hospital and a chance meeting
- Juniper, a fighter born four months too soon
- Hunter, who became All Children's first heart transplant recipient in 1995 - and is now a high school football star
Other features include:
- A look at how physicians and nurses are honing skills in our Simulation Center
- Reflecting on milestones met in All Children's first year as a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
- All Children's and Johns Hopkins physicians collaborating to design clinical research studies
- Honors for "Scrub-A-Dub Dub," a hip-hop hand-washing video produced by All Children's Creative Services for our Infection Prevention Program.
Brody's big blue eyes in this edition's cover photo distract most people from noticing the devices around his ears that help him deal with a diagnosis called ANSD. Read more as well as features on:
- Joshua and Regina, a boy with sickle cell disease and the sister whose gift may well save him from a lifetime of pain
- A "cool" therapy aimed at minimizing newborn babies' risks from reduced oxygen to the brain during birth
- Some of All Children's efforts to give back to the community that so generously supports us
- Three women whose work at All Children's won recognition from the community and their professional peers
The 27th Annual All Children's Hospital Telethon marks changes in the event's date and time, but not in its stars - the children entrusted to us for their care, including:
- Will, a four-year old whose parents (an MD father and RN mother) passed several hospitals en route to All Children's when blood work suggested the diagnosis of leukemia
- Six-year old Sami, who counts on hard-to-come-by pediatric experts in her battle against juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Other stories include:
- All Children's becomes the newest member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the nation's most honored healthcare system.
- Parents are key to a child's care team in Family Centered Rounds
- Kids cook up a healthy feast in our Fit4Allkids Firehouse Family Cook-Off