The Children’s community is extraordinary.
Through their dedication and immense talent, they attend to the welfare and health of children who must sometimes fight battles against all odds.
This year the Awards of Excellence recognize eight exceptional people for their contributions:
TransForce Administrative and Clinical Support Staff Award of Excellence
Awarded to a member of the administrative and clinical support staff who has demonstrated remarkable initiative in improving the well-being of patients and/or in enhancing the quality of life at work.
Maria Corvino says when she began working at the Montreal Children’s Hospital 20 years ago, it seemed like a perfect fit. …
The final numbers are in and we couldn’t wait to share that our Foundation continues to see unprecedented growth.
In 2012-2013 we raised $23,203,019, a 15% increase from last year.
This is an incredible achievement, the greatest in our forty-year history, and we couldn’t have done it without you.
To our longtime partner, Opération Enfant Soleil, as well as our friends at Just for Kids, the Foundation of Stars, Leucan and the Sarah Cook Fund of the Cedars Cancer Institute, and to all of you who support medical excellence at The Children’s, we are humbled by your faith and grateful for your trust. …
We sat down with Dr. Harley Eisman, Director of The Children’s Emergency Department. Between running one of the busiest ERs in North America and planning the move to our new facilities on the Glen site, this dedicated Doc has his work cut out for him!
Q: Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor?
A: I definitely always knew I wanted to work in the sciences, but I wasn’t sure if it would be medicine, or engineering, or something else altogether. Then when I was a teenager, I worked at a sleep away camp and it was a real …
On Christmas morning 2010, 18-week old Thomas came to the Emergency Department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital with a high fever. His mom Marjorie thought it would be a simple visit, but it was not. Thanks to a physiological monitor, doctors picked up an irregular heartbeat and determined that Thomas would require open-heart surgery.
Marjorie says the diagnosis was a complete shock but she was amazed at how quickly and decisively the ER doctor and cardiologist reacted – especially on Christmas Day! "It was incredible" she says.
A battery of tests was ordered with Marjorie anxiously awaiting the results. The news …
Four-year-old William Ste-Marie suffers from a rare syndrome called TRAPS (tumor necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndrome). Because of his illness, William experiences severe nausea, frequent vomiting and painful abdominal cramping that prevents his digestive system from working properly. This means that William can’t get enough nutrients to survive by eating solid food like other kids his age; instead he is fed intravenously for up to 17 hours a day. The disease also reduces his ability to fight off infections.
Incredibly, this barely slows William down. A visit to his home reveals an active, bright boy who loves life, in spite …