MGHfC Courageous Kids

Program Description

The Courageous Kids program of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children provides palliative care and support services for children with complex medical needs, their families, and caregivers.

Dr.Patricia O’Malley

Funds from the foundation will be used to pay for a scheduler, nutritionist, part-time practice nurse, parent partner, as well as research in to pediatric palliative care. According to Pat O’Malley, founder of the program: “Your support has enabled us to enhance patient care and build the infrastructure and relationships for growth. It has helped to elevate our profile within the hospital and to hold important discussions with leadership about care models and alternative funding sources for these children, such as the MassHealth and Medicaid waiver process, and to work more creatively with the Development Department. We are grateful for our ability to have started our research efforts due to the funding you provided. We continue to work with the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at MGHfC, exploring the mental health status of our patients’ parents and ways to alleviate their stress, anxiety, and depression.”

Funding from the ILENE BEAL Foundation will be used to meet a $75,000 match from the Peter Lynch Foundation.

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