Community Resource Information Fair for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs and the Special Needs Resource Directory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be hosting the annual Community Resource Information Fair on June 1, 2009. The fair will be held from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Cincinnati Children’s in the Albert B. Sabin Fifth Third Bank Auditorium (Location D).
This year’s fair will be bigger and better than ever, allowing families multiple opportunities to meet local community agencies, organizations and professionals supporting children with special health care needs.
Representatives from a variety of over 40 agencies including R.S.V.P., Max’s House (Day Care), Family Resource Center, MC Mobility, Paragon Financial Group, Maxim Health Care, Perlman Center will answer questions and provide comprehensive information for families and health care providers.
The Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs is a team of medical practitioners, nurses, social workers and support staff to provide primary pediatric care, with a holistic approach, for children and youth with specialized health care needs. The center is the only primary pediatric care clinic for children with special needs in the Tristate and the largest in the country.
The Special Needs Resource Directory www.cincinnatichildrens.org/special-needs, created by the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs at Cincinnati Children’s, is a comprehensive online reference for parents, caregivers and health care providers. It is a valuable tool in the coordination of medical and psychosocial care for children with specialized chronic health care needs.
For more information about this event, please call 513-636-3000.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of America’s top three children’s hospitals for general pediatrics and is highly ranked for its expertise in digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care and neurosurgery, according to the annual ranking of best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. One of the three largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., Cincinnati Children’s is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.
For its achievements in transforming healthcare, Cincinnati Children's is one of six U.S. hospitals since 2002 to be awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize ® for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The hospital is a national and international referral center for complex cases, so that children with the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions receive the most advanced care leading to better outcomes. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org.