What We Do

Your support goes a long way

Each year, donor support allows us to invest in the future of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital through program enhancements, facility updates, charity care and much more. Through this incredible generosity, we are able to fund general and program-specific improvements, purchase state-of-the-art equipment, and even assist the hospital with launching new programs.

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Made possible by YOU...

Many of the programs and services at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital would not be possible without generous contributions to the Children’s Fund. This unrestricted support allows us to invest in new or enhanced programs, update our facilities, create child-friendly and family-centered spaces and so much more.

Below are just a few examples of YOUR support


Footprints Program

This program provides comfort, advocacy and support for families of children with complex medical needs through education, respite activities, practical assistance, and spiritual support.


Giraffe Omnibed for NICU

The purchase of one Giraffe Omnibed for NICU. This state-of-the-art equipment provides a controlled, reduced-stress environment for premature babies, much like that of a mother’s womb.


Two Arctic Sun Cooling Systems

This sophisticated temperature management system helps some of our sickest patients who cannot regulate their body temperatures, including premature babies.


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Infant and Child Passenger Safety

Our safety program and community partners distribute more than 800 car seats every year to families in need, keeping children of all ages safe on the road.


GE Voluson E10 Ultrasound System

Improves the ability of our Fetal Care team to accurately diagnose a wide range of complex prenatal conditions in the highest-definition imaging available.


Reach Out and Read

This program provides 50,000 new age-appropriate books to children throughout the St. Louis area each year through more than 30 pediatric offices.


Child Life and Music Therapy

These specially-trained therapists support the emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational needs of our patients through a variety of activities.


New Hemodialysis Equipment

Donor support enabled us to replace seven dialysis machines with the new Fresenius 2008T system. This trusted device provides the safest, most accurate care for our patients with renal disease.


Transport Ventilator Standardization

To provide the best care available for babies and children en route to the hospital, these new devices assist in respiratory control and temperature regulation.


Mental Health Services

Donor support helps cover the cost of high-quality counseling and diagnostic services for families who lack insurance or other means to pay.

*statistics based on 2018 data