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Posts published in March 2016

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Children's National Launches Healing Garden for Children and Families

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Children being treated in the hospital will soon be able to enjoy fresh air and inspiring views of the nation’s capital, as construction has begun on a 7,200-square-foot outdoor Healing Garden. A multi-million-dollar gift from the estate of the late D.C. philanthropist and horticulturalist Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, and generous gifts from Heather and Andy Florance and the employees of CoStar Group, have enabled design and construction to begin on the garden, which will be called the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden Dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States. See details.

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Family Gives Back After Receiving Life-Saving Care

Friday, March 11, 2016

Maya and Thad Musser started a toy drive for patients after spending a holiday season in the intensive care unit with their newborn son in 2010. “My hope is that any family that goes through something like this has the same experience as we did at Children’s National,” Thad said. “I am proud to give back and help them continue to give amazing care to their patients and their families.”

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What Does It Take to Build a Garden at a Children's Hospital?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Construction is about to begin on the first-ever Healing Garden at Children’s National. The project poses challenges for the design and construction team, because the goal is to give children a chance to be outdoors while also being safe and avoiding medical complications. We talked to Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of patient care services, about how the garden is being designed. Read the Q&A.


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