Franciscan Hospital for Children - A national leader in caring for children with special health care needs

November/December Issue 

 FHFC in the News


Nov 30

Who, What, Where 


Nov 26

TODAY Second 'Match for Milan' planned to help Winchester family 


Nov 21

Nauset Construction completes Kennedy Day School


Nov 19

Russell Gee visits Franciscan Hospital


Nov 19

Daniel Paille Helps Brighten Days of Franciscan Hospital for Children Patients, Families With Special Skates


Nov 11

Interview: Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie, author of Unthinkable


Nov  04

Driven to help kids, Cambridge man wins 2,000-mile Mexican road race


Oct 24

 Franciscan Hospital for Children adds to special-needs school, prepares to renovate


Oct 24

Hospital upgrades special needs school


Oct 21

Tracked Down: Zoltan Mesko 

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We're doing all we can to bring the joy of the season to children who will be with us over the holidays.  Right after Thanksgiving, the North Pole Postman came to collect letters some of the children had written to Santa.  Later this month we'll hold our annual Mascot Musical chairs party with WEEI.  And no holiday season would be complete without a visit from Santa who will bring toys for every patient and student under our roof.  Even though the festivities can bring joy, we recognize this time of year can also be difficult for many.  For those who wish to reach out, our pastoral care and behavioral health staff are always available to help patients, students and their families at this and EVERY time of year. 


Our best wishes for a joyous holiday and healthy New Year! 

Holiday Shopping Hints for Adaptive Toys 

Tickle Me Elmo

All parents want kids to be happy with their gifts during the holidays, and this means the toys have to be appropriate for their age and abilities. That's why parents of kids with special health care needs should take extra care to find toys their children can play with from holiday gift lists.  



Patient Profile: Theresa Garvey Campbell

Theresa G. Campbell
Marc Campbell, father of Theresa Garvey Campbell, a former patient of Franciscan Hospital for Children, faced the worst nightmare any parent could imagine on November 29, 2010. His daughter suffered a sudden stroke that left her with paralysis in the right side of her face and leg. Marc shares the story of their journey to recovery.


FHFC Welcomes New Primary Care Physician

Welcome to Dr. Alanna Burke, our new Primary Care PediatricianDr. Burke for the hospital. She will provide outpatient primary care and pediatric medical services to children and adolescents with complex medical conditions and underlying genetic diagnoses. To learn more about Dr. Burke's background and training, click here.


To schedule a well or sick visit with Dr. Burke, please call 617 -779-1500. 


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