Franciscan Hospital for Children - A national leader in caring for children with special health care needs
Sept/Oct | 2012
Hope Through Healthcare: Notes from Franciscan Hospital for Children
Date: October 6, 2012

Venue: Arsenal Mall, Waterown


16th Annual Great Beginnings Conference

Date: October 26, 2012

Venue: DCU Center. Worcester, MA. 


2012 Community Leadership Award Dinner

Date: November 7, 2012

Venue: Seaport Hotel. Boston, MA. 

Boston Parents Paper  
Introducing "Your Child with Special Needs!" 
 A New Annual Online Publication from the Boston Parents Paper.


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FHC in the News


We celebrate the capabilities of children with special needs Campaigneveryday. This month, we're encouraging you to do the same. If you haven't already, check out our Facebook campaign and consider joining us!

How are we doing?

That's the question we're asking our customers on a daily basis.New Satisfaction Survey  Our ongoing mission to provide the best possible, most family-centered care to every patient who comes through our doors has inspired a new initiative. Starting with the roll-out of our new Satisfaction Survey this summer, we are now offering our customers electronic access to the survey via our website and smart phones. Keep an eye out for new survey boxes around the hospital or visit our website to tell us about your experience.  

Never say never

Devin MeansDevin Means is one of the amazing students currently attending the Kennedy Day School at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Devin is a sixteen year old young man from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ten years ago, the Cambridge Public Schools and his parents, Sonia and Kevin, sought a school placement to address Devin's multiple, special educational needs.


That's when the metamorphosis began.     
"What is the best car seat on the market?"
Car Seat  

This is the question most frequently asked of Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Parents want to know their child is in the safest seat possible, and if you have ever seen the seat selection on the market, you know that choosing can feel like an overwhelming task.   The answer is; the seat that fits your child, fits your car, and that you will use correctly every time.  READ MORE >>

Behavioral Health Services at FHC

Did you know that at Franciscan there is a department dedicated solely to behavioral health? On a daily basis, our Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Team provides expertise and support to all of the other departments as well as to the community. But what exactly does "behavioral health" mean?

Dr Fatima Watt 

Dr. Fatima Watt, one of FHC's four full-time psychologists, explains that behavioral health focuses on the promotion of emotional health and overall well-being, the prevention of mental illness and substance use, and the treatment of mental, behavioral, or addictive disorders.  READ MORE >> 

Physical activity and fitness in children with disabilities
Adaptive Bike Camp   

As part of the Franciscan Hospital for Children Research Center's line of work to promote and examine physical activity and physical fitness in children with disabilities, the Research Center sponsored two recent events: AmTryke® Bike Demo Day and Adaptive Bike Camp. READ MORE >>


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