Junior League and Children’s Hospital

The Junior League of Omaha has many strong roots at Children’s Hospital including beginning the Children’s Memorial Hospital Hospitality Gift Shop through their tireless efforts back in 1948. After the league began this program, the turned it over to the Friends of Children’s in 1956 and the hospital gift shop continues to thrive today and serve as a source of income to assist in many hospital programs and services.

Many members of the Junior League serve on the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Guild. There are many volunteer opportunities such as cooking meals at the Rainbow House, volunteering in the hospital, serving on the Wine, Women & Shoes committee or Friends Guild which plans an annual gala to support the hospital.

On Monday, November 10, Children’s Hospital hosted the Junior League’s November meeting. Dr. Robert Spicer, Children’s Clinical Service Chief of Cardiology was the featured speaker. He shared the stories of heart transplants (and video which a few members felt was a little to intense and others found fascinating). Angela Kros, Director of Development for Children’s and Junior League of Omaha Board Member introduced Dr. Spicer and shared the Leagues’s history with the hospital.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center located in Omaha, Nebraska is a 145-bed nonprofit organization caring for children since 1948. It is the only full-service pediatric specialty health care center in Nebraska. Patients are referred from throughout the region for the treatment of complex or unusual deseased in addition to pediatric primary care. At Children’s, no child in need of medical care is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Their Mission Statement is simple:  So that all children may have a better change to live…

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