Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Launches Collaboration with Hope for Henry to Support Pediatric Patients Thanks to Lids Foundation

The program “Super Rewards for Super Kids” helps pediatric patients with serious illness to cope with difficult medical procedures

Baton Rouge, LA (May 7, 2024) Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health  and the Hope for Henry Foundation launched a new collaboration on Wednesday to benefit hospitalized children receiving care at Our Lady of the Lake Health.

This event marked the start of Hope for Henry’s “Super Rewards for Super Kids” program for Our Lady of the Lake patients. This innovative program incentivizes children to adhere to critical medical procedures that can be frightening or uncomfortable, like MRIs, CT scans, vaccinations, and more. Applying principles of behavioral economics to children’s care, it reduces anxiety surrounding necessary diagnostic processes and treatments, limits the need for sedation, and allows for more efficient treatment to help patients and families heal and thrive.

This collaboration between Our Lady of the Lake and Hope for Henry is funded for $100,000 over one year by the Lids Foundation, the official charitable organization of the Lids Sports Group.

Hope for Henry’s Carolyn Fung (COO) provided training and materials for pediatric staff and Child Life Program specialists to implement the Super Rewards program.

“We’re excited to partner with Hope for Henry to launch their Super Rewards program for the super kids we see at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. This new program is one more way we can help make Children’s Hospital a more comfortable place for our patients and improve treatment outcomes,”  Jonathan Brouk, President of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health said.

“In collaboration with Lids Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake Health, Hope for Henry aims to significantly enhance pediatric patient experiences, reduce sedation rates, and build coping skills through our Super Rewards for Super Kids™ program; we are excited to see how this partnership positively impacts the kids and families of the Baton Rouge community,” said Carolyn Fung, Chief Operating Officer of Hope for Henry.

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About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health is a collaborative, coordinated, and child-focused health network that provides patients with more access to physicians and providers specifically trained to care for children. The network includes hospital-based services at the main campus of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, as well as St. Francis Pediatrics in Monroe, Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Bogalusa. It also connects pediatricians, pediatric specialists and other health providers across our state with clinics in the Baton Rouge region, Hammond, Lake Charles, Lafayette and Monroe. This model of coordinated pediatric healthcare extends vital resources into more communities across Louisiana so families have greater access to expertise close to home. For more information, visit ololchildrens.org.

About Hope for Henry Foundation
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.

About the Lids Foundation
The Lids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the philanthropic support arm of Lids Sports Group. The Lids Foundation works to engage young people in the communities where Lids Sports Group operates to become active in sports-related activities that promote healthy lifestyles as well as leadership and growth opportunities. It accomplishes its mission primarily through offering resources – be it in the manner of time, expertise, funds, or materials – to nonprofit organizations with goals and values that align with those of the Lids Foundation. To find out more about the Lids Foundation, visit www.lidsfoundation.org.

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