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The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides first-rate, comprehensive specialty and primary care to the children of northern New England and beyond. As the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center for children, CHaD takes care of the sickest and most critically injured babies and children. It is committed to providing exceptional patient- and family-centered care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers, studying and advancing new treatments for childhood illnesses, and serving community needs through injury prevention, community partnerships, public health education, and advocacy.

  • Learn more about the CHaD Inpatient Unit Revitalization project.
  • To make a gift to the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome program, please contact Carol Olwert (see below).
  • To make your gift online now, please select the program you would like to support from the list below.

Philanthropy plays a critical role in sustaining and advancing the many important programs at CHaD. Caring for children costs more than caring for adults, yet reimbursements are much lower. Over 40% of our patients are Medicaid recipients and payments for their care cover only one-half of the expense. However, no child or family is ever turned away from CHaD because of their inability to pay, no matter how complex or costly their care. Philanthropy makes that possible and is vital to sustaining CHaD's operations going forward.

For more information about supporting CHaD, please contact

Carol Olwert
Associate Director
Office of Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine
(603) 653-0723/ Carol.Olwert@Hitchcock.org

For information about making in-kind gifts to CHaD

Visit www.chadkids.org/donate/chad-wish-list.html or contact:

Hilary A. Hubbard
Community Relations Assistant, CHaD Community Relations
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)
(603) 650-3469 / Hilary.A.Hubbard@Hitchcock.org

Below are several funds to consider giving to. We are grateful for your support.

CHaD Annual Fund

Gifts to the CHaD Annual Fund are put to work immediately supporting programs where they are needed most. Your contributions make a real difference in the lives of the children and families served by CHaD.

CHaD Annual Fund

 

Be Positive for CHaD Kids Fund

When Cameron Marshall was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 2008 and learned that his blood type is B+, the 9-year-old latched on to it as a mantra for hope in fighting his cancer. He and his family soon extended that mantra to help all CHaD kids. The fund they established is used to enhance the patient experience by providing healthy snacks, for example, and “Be Positive” wristbands.

Be Positive for CHaD Kids Fund

 

Boyle Community Pediatrics Program

The Boyle Community Pediatrics Program is a champion of patient- and family-centered care at CHaD. It's many programs train medical students and residents to employ a holistic approach to pediatric care and to understand that a patient's home environment and community resources are as important as treating the patient's medical condition.

Boyle Community Pediatrics Program

 

Molly's Place at the CHaD Family Center

For families with kids being cared for at CHaD, Molly's Place offers a welcome get-away from the clinical aspects of the hospital. Toys and play structures create a safe place for children, while parents can access the Center's wealth of resources, including a consumer health library, information about community based programs, and access to financial assistance.

Molly's Place at the CHaD Family Center

 

Child Advocacy and Protection Program Endowment

The Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP) cares for the most vulnerable patients in our region—children who may be victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect and their families. CAPP's mission is to provide optimal diagnostic care, medical and psychosocial treatment, care management and prevention services.

Child Advocacy and Protection Program Endowment

 

Face of a Child Program (Craniofacial Clinic)

The Face of a Child Program works to ensure that all children in the region who suffer from craniofacial deformities receive the full spectrum of care and support they need – much of which is not covered by insurance or Medicaid. Such children and their families receive care at CHaD's Craniofacial Clinic—a comprehensive, interdisciplinary clinic devoted to the evaluation and treatment of children born with craniofacial disorders of all kinds.

Face of a Child Program (Craniofacial Clinic)

 

Injury Prevention

This fund supports programs aimed at preventing deaths and disability due to injuries among children and their families. Through public education, professional education, and advocacy, such programs encourage the development, distribution, and use of proven strategies to prevent injuries.

Injury Prevention

 

Kristen's Gift Endowment for Pediatric Oncology

Created in honor of Kristen Xiggoros, a 15-year-old girl from Manchester, N.H., who was treated by CHaD for a rare form of lymphoma, this fund provides support for children who are diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders and their families.

Kristen's Gift Endowment for Pediatric Oncology

 

Pediatric Child Life Program

CHaD's Child Life Specialists provide emotional support, ease fears, help explain treatment plans, and create opportunities for developmentally appropriate play and socialization. Philanthropy is vital to sustaining and expanding this important work for pediatric patients, which is not reimbursed by private or public insurance.

Pediatric Child Life Program

 

CHaD Fundraising Events

Throughout the year, community members come together to raise funds for CHaD through events such as the CHaD HERO and many others. Learn more and get involved here.

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