Three publications have just hit the stands at Children's Hospital Boston. The Fall edition of Dream magazine features a cover story on Richard Ferber, M.D., Children's resident sleep expert. Dream is available in the magazine racks throughout Children's and at www.childrenshospital.org/dream.
Making its debut this month is the new nursing newsletter, Children's Hospital Boston Nurses: Dedicated to Excellence. The bi-monthly publication, produced by the Nursing and Public Affairs departments, is available in nursing units and on the internal Web site.
Finally, the Office of Child Advocacy released
Children's first community brochure—Healthy Children. Healthy Communities—to promote the hospital's efforts to make the city a safer, healthier place. The brochure is Children's first publication available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Copies are available at www.childrenshospital.org/communitybrochure.
On October 2, the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC) phone system was integrated into the Children's Hospital Boston's system. You can now reach MEHC employees by dialing a five-digit, direct-dial extension. To call MEHC from Boston, dial 721-xxxx. To call Boston from MEHC, dial 705-xxxx. All MEHC employees will be listed in Children's phone directory.
As part of its commitment to Children's Miracle Network hospitals, Costco recently raised money to support Children's. During a month-long campaign, Costco employees at six local branches raised more than $97,000. The Everett branch raised nearly $40,000, becoming one of the leading fundraising stores nationally. On September 19, Costco representatives came to Children's to present a check to Sandra Fenwick, COO.
The August 11 edition of The Boston Business Journal featured a supplement, Champions in Health Care, celebrating the top medical minds throughout Greater Boston. Children's COO, Sandra Fenwick, was chosen as an administrator champion for the work she's done in bringing the hospital back from tough financial times.
The Hershey's Kissmobile team is a determined lot. Bad directions and an unexpected detour (the giant Kissmobile couldn't clear a tunnel) couldn't keep Hershey's Chocolate Ambassadors from making it to Children's September 6. Kissy the human Hershey's Kiss met dozens of patients and posed for Polaroids with the children before continuing his tour of North American hospitals.