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Pediatric Home Service supports special needs of young patients with room sponsorships for local children’s hospitals

Enhanced patient rooms provide privacy, revolutionary comfort and care for hospitalized children

St. Paul, Minn. — Pediatric Home Service (PHS) has committed to fully sponsor two rooms specifically designed to meet the unique medical, emotional, behavioral, and educational needs of pediatric patients and their families receiving care at local children’s hospitals. PHS has made financial contributions to “Adopt A Room” at the new University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and to “Fill a Room with Care” at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

As an independent pediatric homecare company that provides home-based health care services to technology-supported children, PHS understands the special needs of children with complex medical conditions. Through its Sharing Care program, the company contributes to a range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of special needs children.

“It’s very important to Pediatric Home Service to give back to the community,” said PHS President Susan Wingert, “and especially for us to support the community that takes care of children with complex medical conditions. That’s exactly what outstanding Minnesota facilities like these two provide, so we are very excited to have the opportunity to be a partner in making a difference in the lives of kids by giving them a better place to heal.”

As a corporate Adopt A Room sponsor, PHS has made a financial contribution to enhance a patient room with specialized smart room technology and equipment that allows a patient to receive revolutionary comfort and care.

The customized private Adopt A Rooms at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital are designed to accommodate children and their families and helps improve outcomes and accelerate healing during the child’s hospital stay.

The enhanced, spacious, family-friendly rooms include features such as smart room technology, which allows young patients to control almost everything thing in the room—lights, TVs, communication and video-conferencing—enabling them to stay connected with school, friends and relatives.

Fill a Room with Care is a fundraising initiative supporting the development of 280 state-of-the-art private patient rooms at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. These private rooms help with the healing process, reduce stress levels, lessen exposure to infections and allow families to stay connected during a patient’s time in the hospital.

Helping to support Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is a particularly good fit for PHS, adds Wingert, because both are engaged in basic science and research that has the potential to improve treatment and care for critically ill children like those we serve. “Our organizations share essentially the same mission: to make a difference in the life of a sick child and his or her family, whether it’s in the home or during a hospital stay.”

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric homecare company that helps medically-complex, technology-dependent children live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with healthcare professionals and family caregivers for more than two decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.

Originally published: May 6, 2011