Mount Sinai Children's Center Foundation
The Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation (CCF) provides philanthropic support to Mount Sinai 's Department of Pediatrics through projects that fall outside the budget of the hospital. Contributions from the CCF have enhanced the hospital's efforts significantly in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. Further, the CCF enables The Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital to address the psychosocial needs of children during hospitalization by providing some of the comforts of home.
The CCF was instrumental in the funding of The Zone, an especially unique feature of the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. The Zone is a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art therapeutic and educational play environment for pediatric patients and their families. The CCF is proud to provide ongoing operational support of the Zone, which is the only facility of its kind in the northeast region of the United States. The area is staffed by the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, a full-time pediatric medical librarian, and numerous consultants and volunteers who share their talents in art, music, cooking, knitting and more. The facility includes a lounge, theatre, family resource center, teen area, full kitchen and performing space. The Zone features KidsZone TV (KZTV), the first live, interactive broadcast studio in a children’s hospital. The space is also used as a pediatric television programming training site for hospitals across the country and abroad.
The most recent projects of the CCF have been the renovations of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The 15-bed PICU and 46-bed NICU will wed optimum medical technology with family friendly facilities for the most critically ill children and newborns. Both areas will combine cutting-edge technology and services that will welcome parents as a part of the medical team. The PICU was completed in the fall of 2012. Construction on the NICU will begin in the winter of 2012 and is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Ashley Roessner, MHA
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