Detroit hospital ranked No. 2 pediatric care facility in Michigan
Children’s Hospital of Michigan announced Monday that U.S. News & World Report had ranked the hospital in six pediatric specialties, including cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
Childhood Cancer Survivor Day filled with love, support
WXYZ — A heartwarming show of support for childhood cancer survivors took place on the first Saturday of June. Children’s Hospital of Michigan hosted its 26th annual Childhood Cancer Survivor Day at CJ Barrymore's in Clinton Township. “We’ll ring the bell for each and every one of you survivors with us today or those who are completing treatment or will complete your treatment,” LewAllen announced. The Pediatric Oncology Social Worker at Children’s Hospital says survivors are invited to speak every year. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation could use your support.wxyz.com
Study: children at risk of heart dysfunction, developing inflammatory syndrome post-COVID-19 infection
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) has been a mysterious and frightening consequence of COVID-19 in children. A new study is shedding light on the potential longer term impacts of the syndrome.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan gives special sendoff to 5-year-old girl who receives new heart
DETROIT – Children’s Hospital of Michigan staff gathered to say goodbye to one little girl. At 5 years old, Kyla went through a heart transplant. The little girl from Macomb County spent much time in and out of the hospital in need of a new heart. “This means a whole new step to Kyla’s new life and we’re extremely excited,” said Kyla’s mother. Watch the full report in the video above.
First Black chief of neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan paves the way for others
DETROIT – She spent her career breaking glass ceilings, but Dr. Alexa Canady didn’t realize the impact she had for a while as the first Black chief of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. And I realized that it changed their perception of what was possible for them and that is really the most important part,” said Dr. Canady. Canady spent her career caring for chronically ill children. Her longtime colleague Dr. Neena Marupudi, a pediatric neurosurgeon, says Dr. Canady had an undeniable impact on patient care. And decades before the pandemic Dr. Canady was paving the way for every Black and brown doctor who came after her.
11-year-old boy rings bell, signaling end of cancer treatment
DETROIT – An 11-year-old, who battled and now overcome cancer twice in his lifetime, rang the bell to signal the end of his treatment. After several months, Pedro Martinez was able to leave Children’s Hospital. He experienced a relapse earlier this year and had to receive a bone marrow transplant from his father. (This year) 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, and it’s moments like this that really brings us together,” said Kathy Donovan, chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is home to the region’s only pediatric bone marrow transplant unit.
Program aims to give more than 500 new LEGO sets to patients at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
DETROIT – Build Hope is a community LEGO gifting fundraiser presented by Cornerstone Community Financial to support patients at Children’s Hospital of Michigan as part of September’s Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. CCF is asking its members and the community-at-large to purchase new LEGO sets, selected by the teams at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, from online “Wish List” gift registries on Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Target.com. Additionally, as part of Build Hope, CCF is partnering with Canterbury Village Drive-In to screen the LEGO movies, including The LEGO Movie 1, The LEGO Movie 2 and LEGO Batman Movie. Families can enjoy a night out to safely see a LEGO movie, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Quick NotesBuild Hope online LEGO Wish Lists are available online from Sept. 1-30Drive-In Movies: Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.New LEGO sets can be purchased from any of the following online Wish Lists: