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SUPERHERO Run/Walk/Roll – April 16, 2016

Join Kids in Action at Trinity University on Saturday, April 16! Dress as a superhero and come walk, run or roll as many laps as you want. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a superhero art station to make capes, as well as music and face painting. A suggested donation to participate is $5 (pay at event). Click here to learn more.

Kids in Action Crab Feast – Thank You to Our Donors!

The only thing better than eating crabs, listening to a live band, and enjoying good company is doing all that for a great cause! The annual, all-you-can-eatcrab feast to benefit The HSC Pediatric Center’s Kids in Action program was held on August 29. This annual event supports year-round adaptive sports and other social activities, and collectively raised $30,000 in 2015. A big thanks to everyone who joined us, and especially to our sponsor, Beautiful Home Services, for its continued support!

Pediatric Post-Acute Care Hospital Transitions

The HSC Pediatric Center was recently featured in Hospital Pediatrics, a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in an article about admission and discharge practices in pediatric specialty hospitals. Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Deborah Holson is an author, along with representatives from Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey, Blythedale Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in New York, Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut and Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. To read the abstract, visit www.hospitalpediatrics.org/content/4/4/217.abstract.

HSC Pediatric Center’s 2012-2014 Community Health Needs Assessment

Consistent with published IRS guidelines, The HSC Pediatric Center completed a comprehensive assessment of health needs for the community it serves, which are children with special health care needs. The assessment and final report includes research and findings, such as interviews with more than 50 health care providers, care coordinators, health care association members, and members of the medically underserved community. Both the full report and executive summary (linked below) provide the adopted implementation strategies that were developed to improve health care access and outcomes for The HSC Pediatric Center community.

Community Health Needs Assessment Executive Summary
Community Health Needs Assessment Full Report