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Where Your Dollars Made a Difference in 2019

Each year, our partners, donors and local sponsor work tirelessly to raise funds to help local kids live healthier lives.  Every donation helps and in 2019, they added up to a record-breaking total of $2,016,811!  Below is a breakdown of how these funds were spent to make sure local children get the best care possible here at KU Medical Center Pediatrics.

Patient Services    7%

Providing services that support the health and well-being of the patient and the patient family.

  • Custom designed whiteboards to keep NICU parents informed about all aspects of their baby’s care
  • Happy Bottoms program to assist families in need with diapers
  • Celebrations fund to provide birthday, holiday and end-of-chemo parties for kids in the hospital
  • Treasure Towers to help ease anxiety and fear during difficult procedures and encourage good behavior during clinic visits
  • Meal and gas cards to help ease the financial burden of families who have children in the hospital for a long time or need help getting to appointments

Equipment    9%

  • Raised-edge mattresses for our Marillac campus to reduce the risk of falls for younger patients, especially those with seizure or sensory disorders
  • iPads for our Marillac campus with specialized applications to support mental health treatment

Education:    15%

  • Program providing education to the students, faculty and staff at a patient’s school to help ease the transition from the hospital back to school

Research:    23%   

Providing the funding necessary to continue innovative, transformational research.

  • Project studying the development of social skills in girls diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders
  • Project evaluating the impact of physical activity on pediatric patients with chronic pain
  • Project studying the outcomes of a collaborative and integrated intervention and treatment program for pregnant women with Opioid Use Disorder.

Advancement Services:    46%

  • Full Renovation of the Pediatric Clinic in Prairie Village in order to provide the highest quality of patient car


(Picture: Kansas City Miracle Child, Jackson from Shawnee, Kansas. In remission from LCH, a rare form of cancer)