This was obviously very difficult for me. Sometimes it was hard to call a place home or make friends when I knew I was going to be leaving again at some point. But other times it felt like I was on a great adventure. As adults, my siblings and I agree that the constant moving instilled in us a very important trait–the ability to adapt to change. Continue reading
By Kum Kim, Assistant Nursing Manager, NICU, Scottish Rite
In my 25 years of working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s, I have seen thousands of babies come through our doors. There have been so many happy moments and so many sad moments through the years.
I never thought one of those happy moments would take place among zebras, giraffes and elephants. Earlier this year, I was proud to be on a team that helped deliver and take care of a baby orangutan at Zoo Atlanta. Continue reading →
I was sitting in the office when I saw them pull up. It was pouring rain—enough to drench you head to toe in less than 20 seconds. I watched the mother try to shield herself with an umbrella as she ran to the backseat and struggled to get her teenage daughter and her wheelchair out of the car. I ran out to help them the best I could. Continue reading →
By Kate Johnson and Ansley Tiller, Volunteer Services
Sporting their signature green uniforms, more than 6,000 volunteers donated a staggering 131,380 hours to Children’s in 2012. Through one mission to bring smiles to sick and injured kids, they offer invaluable support to our patients and staff—and they save us a pretty penny, too!
Here are five reasons we can’t imagine a day without our wonderful volunteers.
By Meg Flynn, Social Media and Content Coordinator
From time to time, clinical colleagues (social workers, nurses, child life specialists) ask the public relations and social media teams at Children’s to help coordinate a special experience for a patient. We can never guarantee we’ll find an organization that can meet the request, but it’s always worth a shot and we love to do it! During the past few years, the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta have gone above and beyond to create experiences for our kiddos. For this year’s spring break, we asked organizations throughout metro Atlanta to help us “bring spring break” to patients. And boy did they deliver! Continue reading →