he special healthcare needs of children, from newborns to adolescents, are the focus of Children�s Health Services, a new component of Winthrop�s Institute for Family Care.
At Children�s Health Services, part of the Institute for Family Care, parents are assisted with computerized research on children�s health topics. Anne Walsh-Feeks, MS, Program Manager, (standing, R) assists Wendy Thomas (seated, L) with logging on to the Internet.
Children�s Health Services facilitates seamless navigation through Winthrop�s array of preventive, diagnostic, treatment, and educational programs. Referrals to Winthrop�s pediatricians are offered, in response to the parents� and children�s needs.
Children�s Health Services is also concerned with developmentally disabled infants and toddlers, through age three. Its services include a home-based early intervention program, administered as part of a statewide program, which draws on the skills of specialized staff from Winthrop�s Home Health Care Department. They perform an initial evaluation and determine a treatment plan. Ongoing care is provided by the Winthrop Home Health Care staff, including physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Use the toll-free telephone number for easy access: 1-877-559-KIDS.
Internet access is readily available to staff and
visitors in the Women�s and Children�s Health Resource Room. Patients may use the Service�s computers to go online to research educational topics and obtain health-related information through a direct link to the Internet. A growing library of educational brochures, books, and videos on children�s health is also available for the public�s use.
Children�s Health Services also identifies community resources and services. �We are a �direction center,� helping people to find answers to their
questions about children�s health. If the information is not directly at hand, we will research the topic and obtain it,� promised Anne Walsh-Feeks, MS, Program Manager.
Internet access is readily available.
Winthrop already enjoys mutually supportive relationships with a number of area schools. Through Children�s Health Services, the Hospital is collaborating to expand health educational services to even more schools. Health-related programs are offered to students from pre-school through high school.
Through direct mail, Winthrop�s Children�s Health Services is communicating the good news about its diverse resources to the community. To add your name to the list, or to obtain services,