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

January/February Issue 

  Upcoming Event

11th Annual Friends Ball

Date: February 10, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM-12:00 AM

Venue: InterContinental Hotel. Boston, MA.



February is National Dental Health Awareness Month!

Dental health is vital to overall health.  Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy lifetime habits. 


To schedule an appointment for your child, please call us at 617-254-3800, ext 3790, or drop by our Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.  Receive a complimentary oral health kit during your visitLearn more>> 


For kids only!  Download the Dental Health Month Coloring Sheet from the American Dental Association here!

 FHFC in the News


January 2012



FHFC receives $10,000 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation


December 2011



Preemie that was born weighing just 1 pound, 5 ounces in March is released from hospital for first time



Patriots' Vince Wilfork tackles Santa role names



Tracked Down at FHFC



Mascot Musical Chairs at FHFC



Red Sox Caravan visits FHFC





The New Year gives us pause to look back and thank you for your continued trust as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.  As proud as we are of the work that's been done, we know there's more we can be doing.  What can we do better?  What services would you like to see us offer? At this (and every) time of year, we welcome and encourage your feedback.  Cheers to a Happy New Year to you and yours! 

Emma's Story 

The future wEmmaas bright for seventeen year old Emma but under all the scrutiny and pressure of her senior year in high school, she was

struggling. Her psychiatrist was trying to help her through the anxiety, sadness and

hopelessness she felt. The pressure of keeping her grades up at the private high school she

attended combined with the college search became too much to handle. Learn more>> 


ASK - DiabetesWe specialize in treating children who have mobility challenges and are at risk for developing osteoporosis.  In this issue, Ask the Expert takes on one of the questions Dr. Jeffrey Forman often gets asked. 


Q: How do I find out if my child is at risk for pathologic fractures and what can I do to prevent him/her from developing brittle bones?


Physiatrist Dr. Jeffrey L. Forman responds on risk factors, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis:


Learn more>> 


Kennedy Day School Opens New Space


"Each Skill Acquired Opens Another Door for Our Students"

New Kennedy Day School Opens

The wait is over for the students at the Kennedy Day School on site at Franciscan Hospital for Children, who have been watching construction on their newest school building for nearly two years from their playgrounds!



Their first day back from winter break, they begin to explore the new 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art learning space, but the best news is they have the same great faculty they know so well!


Learn More>>

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