Every year, thousands of children from the St. Louis metropolitan area would not have the wonderful quality of life they have now if it weren't for our amazing member hospitals and their talented staff. From broken bones to the sniffles, heart defects, cancer, and everything in between, our support of St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital helps ensure that innovative programs can be funded, crucial equipment can be purchased, and that no child ever gets turned away.
In the past our funds have helped support programs including the Bob Costas Cancer Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), Cardiac-Catheterization Hybridization Lab, Healthy Kids Express, Art Therapy and Music Therapy and the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center.
Our local member hospitals are so prestigious that they often treat children from all over the United States, and even from around the world. We encourage you to learn more about what makes these hospitals truly special leaders in healthcare.
CMN-STL Funded Programs
Music Therapy: Trained professional use the clinical and evidence-based music intervention to assist with gross, fine and oral motor skills; cognitive development and psychosocial goals.
Art Therapy: Trained mental health professionals use the creative process of art making to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.
Healthy Kids Express: Mobile pediatric units that provide free health screens, dental screens, immunizations, physicals and health education to children 1-18 years olds in medically underserved areas in St. Louis. This program has provided more than 200,000 screenings and follow up treatment to children in need.
School Program: Provides licensed teachers in a school room environment to all in-patients who are hospitalized for three days or more. The program teacher corresponds directly with the patient’s school for assignments and curriculum to help keep the child up to date.
Bob Costas Cancer Center: Day hospital which provides a comfortable setting for children to receive prolonged treatments (such as chemotherapy and transfusions) without having to be admitted to the hospital.
Dana Brown Neonatal Intensive Care: Level IV, 60 bed state of the art unit that provides private rooms for baby and parents.
Dallas Heart Center: Comprehensive heart center for children with congenital heart defects. The team of pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons work together to design specific treatment plans for each child’s needs.
Knights of Columbus Developmental Center: Specializes in care for children with special needs. The Center is staffed by a team of experts in developmental pediatrics, neurology, genetics, psychiatry, psychology, speech/language pathology and occupational therapy. In 2007, it was designated as a Missouri Center for Autism by the department of Mental Health.
*The list is not inclusive of all funded programs