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Getting set for Phase II

Getting set for Phase II

The doors opened on an all-new Golisano Children’s Hospital in July, but the story of the hospital’s evolution isn’t over. In fact, an exciting new chapter is just about to begin.

Horseheads baby suffers rare condition

Horseheads baby suffers rare condition

Susan and Ron Waters of Horseheads looked over at their baby in the delivery room in Arnot Ogden Medical Center and noticed he had turned blue. He wasn't breathing. Born just a day before, on June 29, Xander would have another near-fatal episode at home before being diagnosed at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), a rare disorder that affects one's breathing.

Girl fights cancer with a lot of spirit

Girl fights cancer with a lot of spirit

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This year, 16,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. 175,000 children will be diagnosed worldwide. Childhood cancer is one of the seven priority programs of Golisano Children's Hospital's current campaign. Your support could help a child like Koriemae Spirito.

Fairport Music Festival celebrates new hospital

Fairport Music Festival celebrates new hospital

The Fairport Music and Food Festival - a summer favorite that benefits patients and families at UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital - went back to its roots of music and shortened its name to "The Fairport Music Festival" last weekend. It was beautiful weather for the two-day event where hundreds of people from the Rochester community showed their support for sick and injured children. 

Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation re-names Child Life Program in support of its growth

Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation re-names Child Life Program in support of its growth

When a patient comes in for a procedure or treatment one of the first people they meet is a child life specialist. A hospital is often thought of as a scary place for a child or adolescent, but the Child Life Division at Golisano Children’s Hospital works with patients and families to help them navigate through their individual medical experience and bring normalcy back into their lives, lessening their fear and anxiety. Each specialist’s focus is to see the situation through the eyes of the child and become his or her advocate during the hospital stay.