About DM

About DM

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center was founded in 1956, and is named for St. Louis’s Archbishop, John Cardinal Glennon, whose dream was to see a healthcare facility open to all children in need of medical care regardless of their ability to pay. It serves the Saint Louis community as a Level 1 Trauma center, home to over 50 specialty clinics, as the regions only Cord Blood Bank, and as a teaching hospital for the next generation of healthcare professionals. Each year, SSM Cardinal Glennon counts on the funds from CMNH to support invaluable treatment facilities, such as the Bob Costas Cancer Center, the Cardiac-Catheterization Hybridization Lab, the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center for those dealing with autism, the NICU/PICU, and the Child Life Services programs.  Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, founded in 1879, is the 7th oldest Children’s hospital in the United States. Though centered in Saint Louis, SLCH has served patients from all 50 states, including an addition 80 countries around the world, regardless of the families ability to pay. It is also recognized as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma center. Funds from CMNH efforts, such as WUDM, have helped establish and maintain many programs at SLCH such as the 36 bed PICU/NICU, the Healthy Kids Express bus, music therapy, clown docs, and the Child Life Services programs (more things needed? – do I need to explain them? – maybe bulleted lists with explanations?). Both hospitals have a core mission of providing everyone they treat with a warm and supportive environment, whether that means brightly painted walls, stickers and TVs on the MRI machines, procedure-free playrooms staffed by specialists who focus on supporting and relaxing the children, or a visit to the outdoor garden or playground. Saint Louis is truly lucky to have access to these hospitals, and WUDM is very proud to do what it can to support them.