Children's Hospital of Michigan

Children's Hospital of Michigan


I know that I post about this every year, but that's because it's a major part of Skyler's life...

Today marks 7 years since Skyler's heart condition was discovered.
7 years ago, we woke up expecting to go home from the hospital. Instead, we found that his color was still off and his nail beds were purple. The pediatrician said "I hear a murmur" and took him down to the Special Care Nursery so they could perform an echo.
After a three hour wait, a cardiologist walked in and sat on my bed side, all the while drawing on the back of a business card. He then looked at me and said, without skipping a beat, "Your son has what's called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He's going to need a series of 3 open heart surgeries. We're transferring him to Childrens Hospital."
Just like that our world had changed.
Within hours, he was downtown at Children's, which is where he stayed until his first surgery on 4/20. He was finally able to go home for the first time on 4/26.

Skyler is so strong willed... It's, no doubt, what has gotten us to the point we are at.
During his last hospital stay, he was doing so terribly, that the doctors looked at me and said "We can't promise you that he's going to be okay"
Scariest. Words. Ever.

4 Open heart surgeries later, he's still just as strong willed. The battle he fights on a daily basis, the rest of us will be lucky to never know. Not a day goes by that I don't think about what COULD (or could have) happen(ed). I'm just forever grateful that we went with our gut instincts that day 7 years ago.

I have been trying to find the right words for over three weeks now. We were admitted with our two year old, Kate, on November 4th for a burn. It was by far the most terrifying moment of my life to date. While we were extremely lucky and sent home the next day, I have been forever touched by the souls that were part of our lives for those nerve racking 24 hours. The other parents on the floor were great companionship, the doctors were beyond amazing, and the nurses...I can never say enough about the thoughtfulness, patience, kindness, and love of the nurses. They didn't just care for our terrified daughter, but did all they could to calm this hysterical mommy. Thank you to the entire staff - from the doctors all the way down to the security guards - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I have to say what a pleasure it is running into Dr. Zaidi at the hospital when we visit. He seems genuinely pleased to hear how well my son is doing. Having said that, we're pleased with the care from all the doctors and other professionals...I just can't remember all their names!

At Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we only have one focus, and one purpose: your child. Children need a hospital all their own, where they come first.

They need a hospital where specialists hold their hands and pediatric experts are always ready. With more than 40 specialties, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan sees more kids and trains more pediatric medical and surgical experts than any other hospital in the state.


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Congrats to Dr. Kelly Levasseur, our first winner of the "You Rock Doc!" that recognizes physicians for going above and beyond. Dr. Levasseur recently led the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients to choose evidence-based care that is free from harm and truly necessary. It was recently adopted by both the United States and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.

And this doc continues to "rock" both in and out of the hospital! Fun fact: Dr. Levasseur is an avid horseback rider and recently competed in a national horse competition in Kentucky with her horse Luminous. Congratulations Dr. Levasseur!

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From our family to yours, we wish you a ! Best wishes for a safe, prosperous and healthy new year as we head into 2023 🎉

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🧡💙 In honor of their son and former Children's Hospital of Michigan patient Bryson, Ashley and Nick, stopped by this week to donate holiday bags for the families. Each bag contained a large fleece tie blanket, DoorDash card, and a book! Drawing from their own experience, they started the Bryson and Baker Batt Foundation, which supports NICU families and those that have lost a baby. Thank you, Batt family, for bringing some joy to our NICU families.

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Childhood stress may appear in physical symptoms, such as stomach aches and headaches. Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in children and how you can help them. Click the link for 8 signs of stress typically seen in kids:

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Sending you and your family warm wishes this from all of us at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Habari Gani!

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Wishing all of our patients and their families a very ! May your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, love and good health 🎅🎄☃️

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❤️ Baby’s first Christmas! It’s an annual tradition to bring holiday cheer to families with babies in the Children's Hospital of Michigan . This year Santa even joined in on the fun 🎅 just look at these precious gifts dressed in their best Christmas outfits 🎁! Share a photo of your baby’s first-holiday photo below in the comments as we celebrate !

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Photos from Children's Hospital of Michigan's post 12/23/2022

🎉 Time to celebrate: 11-month-old Samia, who has been in the Children's Hospital of Michigan for 216 days, is going home just in time for the holidays (and her 1st birthday on Monday!). Samia, who was born premature and experienced several health complications after birth, was all smiles during her clap-out, where staff lined the hallways to cheer her and her mom Aaliyah on as the PANDA team took them home. Congratulations Samia!

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Step away from the season's hustle and bustle with these helpful tips to make your family's holiday travel merry and bright – and as stress-free as possible:

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After being a bit nervous during a recent kidney biopsy at Children's Hospital of Michigan, 6-year-old Nephrology patient Jacob, wanted to help other kids in the hospital be brave, so he created Jacob's Bravery Boxes!

The bravery boxes contain little activities and toys to keep kids occupied during blood draws and other procedures. To start, Jacob hosted a bottle drive that raised $500, which he spent to purchase the items for the boxes. Together with the help of his classmates, they assembled 100 boxes and dropped them off at the hospital! What an incredible act of kindness!

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Conner’s 6th Annual Pajama Party had everyone feeling warm and fuzzy. Conner and his family donated 700 holiday pajamas to hospitalized children at Children's Hospital of Michigan over the holidays. The tradition started when Conner was a baby in the Children’s and received a pair of holiday pajamas. This small, sweet gesture so moved his family that they decided to pay it forward by collecting and donating holiday pajamas for our patients every year. Thank you, Conner and family, for making the season brighter for our patients and families 🎉

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🎄Last night truly shined bright as the annual Light Up The Night Tow Truck Christmas Parade at Children's Hospital of Michigan took place! 200+ tow trucks and police vehicles from across Michigan and Ohio visited and spread some holiday cheer with their decorated rigs! Even Santa stopped by to meet with a few of our patients 🎅

On top of bringing the smiles for our patients, the tow truck drivers hosted a fundraiser and raised $1600, benefiting the hospital through our partners at the Children's Foundation. We would like to thank everyone involved in this event that helped make it such a great success.

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We want to celebrate the Children's Hospital of Michigan PANDA One transport team! With our partners at Superior Ambulance Service, we have completed 1,156 pediatric transports this year, including 171 flights on our recently launched helicopter. We are proud to be Michigan’s only dedicated pediatric and neonatal ground and air transport team. Click to meet our team: and check out the photos below of some of our "honorary" PANDA team members dressed as our PANDA ambulance and helicopter 🚑 🚁

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❄️ Flurries of fun were had this year at the Children's Hospital of Michigan Snowpile 2022! This annual event focuses on the entire family, providing gifts for children hospitalized during the holidays and their siblings. Thanks to our partners at the Children's Foundation and our generous community donors and volunteers, more than 300 kids benefited from this year’s event! We cannot be more thankful to everyone, who helped make this event a success!

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With winter comes the dangers of bulky coats and car seats. Click the link to learn ways to keep your tiny tots safe and warm before you hit the road this winter:

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Thanks to our friends at The Bottomless Toy Chest for coming by this week and bringing Tons of Toys to our patients this holiday season! Truly a wonderful event that meant so much to our Children's Hospital of Michigan families.

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Last week, we celebrated our employees who reached an important milestone in their careers at Children's Hospital of Michigan during our annual service awards ceremony. We had 223 recipients ranging from 5 years to 50 years of service! Congratulations to all the honorees, and thank you for your years of dedicated service to our patients and families.

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Between shopping, wrapping gifts, hanging decorations and baking goodies, there is a lot to distract you during the holidays. Don’t let your guard down when it comes to child safety. Click here for some safety tips:

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As a part of month, some of the Detroit Red Wings significant others stopped by Children's Hospital of Michigan to spend time with our patients & distribute Love Your Melon hats! It meant so much to our families to have them come out for a few hours, and so many smiles were had as patients decorated hockey pucks and signs!

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💜 November is , which is a time when we celebrate like Emma. 5 years ago, Emma was diagnosed with which is a brain condition that causes seizures. Since then, Emma has become an advocate for epilepsy by helping spread awareness about the disorder and giving hope to other kids like her. Click to learn more about our nationally ranked neurosurgery program and the Level 4 epilepsy center at Children's Hospital of Michigan:

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🦃 We are so grateful for the families who put their care in the hands of our dedicated health professionals at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives. Have a safe and happy .

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❤️❤️ Happy from our Children's Hospital of Michigan family to yours! We're so grateful for our patients and their families who trust us with their care. This year, we are especially grateful for our staff, nurses, physicians and community. What are you grateful for?

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Thanksgiving is a family holiday, but the turkey-and-dressing feast can only last so long. Here are nine other activities you and your family can do together to make the day more memorable:


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In February, Reem Siddiqui, a junior at Cranbrook Schools, whose mom is a pediatrician in our sickle cell clinic, presented Children's Foundation with $12,000 through her nonprofit, MiCaringHeart, to help provide transportation for sickle cell patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan who need help getting to their appointments.

Since then, about a dozen patients have used those transportation services. One of them is 2-year-old Elijah Williams, who lives in Clinton Township. Because his family does not have reliable transportation, Elijah would not be able to make his monthly appointments if this program did not exist. Thanks to Reem’s donation, Elijah and his family can now take a cab to and from the hospital. To learn more about Reem's story, click the link:

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Today, we take a moment to show compassion and support for families experiencing the anxiety of premature births by observing , created by March of Dimes. As a Regional Level IV NICU, we’re proud to offer our community the highest level of neonatal care for the sickest and most high-risk patients. At Children's Hospital of Michigan, our patients receive expert care from board-certified neonatologists and pediatric subspecialists and we offer specialized care with programs like our Neonatal Neurocritical Care. To learn more about our NICU services, click the link:

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🐾🌈 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Children's Hospital of Michigan pet therapy dogs, Honey. As a pet therapy dog, Honey spent her days at the hospital bringing cheer and comfort to our patients and families. Most recently, she dressed as a Honeybee 🐝 for Halloween to bring smiles to our patients faces during the holiday. She will surely be missed by all.

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The annual Festival of Trees event returns Nov 20-27 to kick off the holiday season! Proceeds from the event support pediatric medical research at Children's Hospital of Michigan, which has raised more than $9 million over the years to help countless children and families at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. To purchase tickets, visit

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Today, Children's Hospital of Michigan celebrated Veterans Day to honor the hard work and dedication that our military team members have provided during their time serving this country with a brief celebration in our lobby today at exactly, 2:11pm.

The Veterans Day Moment of Silence calls on all Americans to observe two minutes of silence on Veterans Day, beginning at 2:11 pm Eastern standard time, in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout the history of the nation. The 2:11 pm time was chosen because in 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I.

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Recognizing those who have proudly served our country. Thank you veterans, both past and present. Our country's greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice. Wishing everyone a happy .

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Congratulations to all our physicians named to Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doc list for 2022. To make an appointment with a Children's Hospital of Michigan doc, visit To view the complete list of honorees, visit:

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For after-hours care, visit the Children's Hospital of Michigan Walk-in Pediatric Clinic, open Monday-Wednesday, 5pm-8pm at the Detroit Specialty Center (3950 Beaubien Blvd). The after-hours clinic provides convenient care for health needs that are not life-threatening but can’t wait until the next day. To learn more, visit:


Join our team! We're hiring this Wednesday, November 9th. Walk-In Wednesdays are an opportunity to interview for a wide variety of positions, including RNs, sitters, patient care associates and many more. Learn more at We look forward to meeting you!

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🎃 Our Children's Hospital of Michigan teams went all out for and now we need your help to determine who "wore it best" for team member costume contest!

This year we will have three best costume categories: individual, small group (less than 10 employees) and large group. The winners will be determined by the most “likes” on Facebook. Voting is until 4pm tomorrow so cast your votes for your favorites below by hitting the "like" button!!

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🎃👻🧡 Our littlest boos are ready for their first ! It’s an annual tradition for our babies to dress up at Children's Hospital of Michigan and this year's theme is Monster Masquerade Ball 🎭. Having our NICU families join in on the holiday fun helps bring a sense of normalcy to parents during an otherwise stressful time. What did your baby dress up as for their first Halloween?

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🏈 Game day babies! Our youngest fans are ready for the Michigan Football v. Michigan State Football game! Go blue or go green? Comment below with a blue or green heart for the team you are routing for today 💙💚

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is around the corner, and every year, kids look forward to this holiday so they can wear fun costumes, knock on doors at night and collect candy by shouting, “trick or treat!” These can be exciting, but parents should remember to take precautions and teach their kids to stay safe while celebrating Halloween. Click for a few safety tips:

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🌼 Congratulations to this month's Children's Hospital of Michigan winners: Sydney Bommarito Goodes, RN and Amanda Johnson, RN! Sydney and Amanda were the nurses of Weston, a patient in our . Weston's mom nominated them, saying they "were my support system the five months my son was in the hospital. They let me vent, hugged me on my scariest days, and would come into work on their days off to sit in on family meetings with us. I don’t know what I would have done without them during that time."

Photos from Children's Hospital of Michigan's post 10/26/2022

Yesterday Children's Hospital of Michigan partnered with Gift of Life Michigan and Be The Match to host a where people were tested to see if they could be a match for a child in need of a bone marrow transplant, a child just like 19-month-old Noah.

Noah was diagnosed with osteopetrosis, a rare disorder that causes bones to grow abnormally and become overly dense. After receiving a bone marrow transplant last fall, Noah is doing great and is even running around since he learned how to walk! His mom Paige even paid it forward by getting tested to help kids like her son Noah.

Register today to see if you are a match:

Our Story

At Children’s Hospital of Michigan, we only have one focus, and one purpose: the health of your child. Because there’s a big difference in a hospital that also cares for kids—and a hospital that only cares for kids.

Children require specialized, personalized care, which is why for 132 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves completely to understanding them and all their unique needs. And why we’ve devoted our lives to caring for your child—just like you.

We offer virtually every specialty service your child may need at convenient locations throughout southeast Michigan, from Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, and Detroit, to Novi, Southfield, and Troy.

For an appointment with a pediatric expert on staff at Michigan’s first hospital entirely for kids, call 313-745-KIDS or visit

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