Hope For Henry Expands Innovative Pediatric Care Program to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Washington, DC – The Hope for Henry Foundation announced today it will be launching its Super Rewards for Super Kids program at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is the 40th pediatric hospital using Hope for Henry’s innovative pediatric care program, which helps kids prepare for essential medical procedures.

“Hope for Henry is pleased to make its debut at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where the Child Life team will use the Super Rewards for Super Kids program as part of the support they provide patients, ” said Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry Founder and CEO.

Using a colorful game board and stickers, child life specialists help patients prepare for what to expect and develop a coping plan. As they complete each step, the patients receive “I Did it!” stickers to track their progress. Once the procedure is over, they get to pick a Super Reward to acknowledge all that they accomplished.

About the Program

Since 2003, Hope for Henry’s scientifically tested program has helped more than 120,000 hospitalized kids confront the challenges of serious illness, adhere to their medical plans, and thrive. Driven by experienced medical professionals and backed by data and research, Hope for Henry has produced extraordinary results for the nation’s youngest and sickest patients. From creating “roadmaps” to guide patients as they navigate complex medical procedures, to designing effective patient incentive programs, to convening experts to reimagine how hospitals care for sick kids, to training the frontline staff who coach patients through difficult procedures, Hope for Henry’s adherence to data, commitment to partnership, and entrepreneurial spirit have significantly advanced pediatric care.

Improvements in adherence to medical protocols are associated with enhanced clinical outcomes for chronically ill patients, enriched patient experience, and reduced costs to healthcare systems. Super Rewards for Super Kids has generated remarkable positive outcomes for pediatric patients. Hospital staff has observed significant improvements in anxiety, coping skills, adherence to treatment plans, and overall healthcare experiences. Additionally, there has been a marked reduction in sedation reliance for MRI procedures.

Analysis of data from more than 4,000 program beneficiaries reveals the following impacts:

  • 72% decrease in sedation use
  • 90% boost in patient adherence
  • 85% decline in anxiety
  • 88% enhancement in coping skills
  • 98% elevation in overall patient experience


These compelling results demonstrate the effectiveness of Super Rewards for Super Kids on patients. Furthermore, hospitals, insurance companies, and other stakeholders reap the rewards of greater efficiencies, improved resource allocation, and cost savings, among other benefits, by implementing the program. The substantial positive impact on patients and stakeholders alike is driving demand for Hope for Henry’s program from hospitals and healthcare clinics nationwide.

Super Rewards makes critical procedures more efficient, reducing risks and costs. Although adults have long received rewards for healthcare adherence, Hope for Henry is the first to apply behavioral economics to minimize children’s distress and enhance medical compliance. By continuously consulting with child life specialists, parents, and patients, Hope for Henry ensures their voices are heard, not only in the development of the program but in hospitals everywhere, so kids have a sense of control and positive engagement in their care and well-being.

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About Hope for Henry

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for children and their families through innovative, scientifically tested programs that help hospitalized kids confront the challenges of serious illness, adhere to their medical plans, and thrive. Founded in 2003 and led by social innovator, patient advocate, and author Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry has served more than 120,000 children in hospitals around the country.


Jack Goldberg, Hope for Henry, 202.813.3385, jack.goldberg@hopeforhenry.org


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