When 17-year-old Matthew Krupke was playing football with a friend in the back yard of his Syracuse home in November 2006, he couldn't see the football coming toward him. With no history of vision problems, his parents thought it was time for a routine eye check-up, but it turned out that his vision loss was linked to a metabolic disorder, methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), which Matthew was diagnosed with at birth. ... More
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Volunteering keeps friendship strong | Time to be Bold, a new, hospital-wide strategic plan, looks 10 to 15 years ahead to project what Children's Hospital Boston could—and should—be like in the future.
Children's multicultural nurses group | After a hospital-wide audit of information currently distributed to patient families, it was determined that there was a need for new inpatient materials to ensure that families receive consistent,
Employee of the month | Congratulations to Randall Jenkins, endoscopy technician in the Gastroenterology Procedure Unit (GPU), who's been chosen as Children's Hospital Boston's employee of the month for March.
In their own words | As the Child Life Specialist on 10 Northwest, a surgical/orthopedic floor, I knew it would be a wonderful opportunity to learn to communicate with a patient who didn't speak any English...
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