2019 Resolution #8: Celebrating Our Hospital Partners

We’re in the homestretch of sharing out the Me Fine Foundation staff’s 2019 resolutions! This is one that we’re particularly excited about for the year ahead. Me Fine’s eighth resolution for 2019 is to shine a bigger spotlight on our hospital partners.

Social workers. Child Life Specialists. Nurses. Doctors. Technicians. Housekeepers. Custodial staff. Psychologists. Finance officers. Each person in the pediatric healthcare setting adds to the quality of care and support that patients and their families receive during their stay. These are often individuals we meet during the worst moments of our lives. Yet, each day, these compassionate people show up and give of themselves to make our experiences less scary and lonely.

Without social workers, Psychologists, and Child Life specialists in particular, Me Fine would not be able to fulfill the organization’s mission! These front-line positions hear and witness the needs of families who are mired in pediatric illness. Me Fine’s financial assistance program relies heavily on referrals from social workers. The types of emotional and psychosocial support programs we sponsor in our partner hospitals often comes directly from the experienced recommendations of Child Life Specialists and Child Psychologists. Additionally, these professionals, in collaboration with nursing staff and social workers, make these programs available to pediatric patients, siblings, and caregivers.

Group of healthcare providers with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus in front of a white wall with the word "Welcome" written in blue script.
Some of the WakeMed Children’s NICU care team members from our 2018 Christmas in July celebration.

Expect to learn more about the amazing individuals and teams at WakeMed Children’s, Duke Children’s, and UNC Children’s Hospitals who work with the Me Fine Foundation board and staff to offer hope to children and families each and every day.