Established in 2003, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a Children’s Foundation initiative dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of the children of Michigan. Through funding and advocacy, the Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a committed partner with Children’s Hospital of Michigan supporting numerous programs, research efforts and education. The outcomes are a direct result of the combination of expertise and passion to help children by providing our partners with the resources to support child health advocacy and outreach, pediatric medical research and medical education.
Gifts to support pediatric community health help fund critical services and innovative programs that address key issues essential to improve the health and wellness of children. Donations support a variety of programs and services that benefit patients and families and help them to prevent injury, access supportive services, and manage the impact of illnesses and injuries.
Gifts for research support pediatric scientific discovery at the Children’s Research Center of Michigan, along with other pediatric research initiatives. From “bench to bedside” and drawing upon DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s vast patient population, the Foundation is charged with raising funds to support basic pediatric research, where physicians and scientists study disease at the molecular or cellular level in state-of-the-art laboratories, to clinical research at the patients’ bedside.
Gifts for education help to support continuing medical education for physicians and healthcare staff, ensuring that they have access to the latest information, techniques, and training in order to provide the best care for children. Medical education funds provide support for staff to attend medical/health profession conferences and seminars where they can share information with the best and brightest in their fields.
The Interactive Art Wall was intended to be a fun distraction for children in what can be a scary place; it has become all of that and more. The Art Wall is now a gathering place where young patients become friends, parents play with their little ones and a space that brightens the day of physicians and staff. I am incredibly grateful for all of the sponsors, advocates and our partners at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation for making this magical Art Wall possible for our patients and their families.
- LUANNE THOMAS EWALD
CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
In 2011, the Detroit Medical Center was sold to Vanguard Health and became a for-profit entity; DMC was subsequently sold to Tenet Heath, a publicly traded, investor-owned corporation. The sale established the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation as an independent public foundation, beginning with a financial base representing 120 years of philanthropy toward Children’s Hospital. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation remains loyal to the Children’s Hospital, funding programs, pediatric research and medical education that benefit those served by the hospital.
As the only pediatric hospital serving metropolitan Detroit and one of the top children’s facilities in the nation, Children’s remains a crucially important resource for the state, ensuring children the best possible care when they need it. Offering a broad range of primary and specialty pediatric clinical services, Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to children, teens and young adults in a caring, efficient and family-centered environment. Children’s Hospital of Michigan also demonstrates significant commitments to research and to improving the health and well-being of all children and their communities.