We are excited to share the official press release announcing the partnership between the Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Funding provided by CHMF has made UH Rainbow Babies the first hospital to implement innovative, outcomes enhancing, physical therapy technology in a pediatric inpatient setting.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s first to use Augment Therapy in a hospital setting to enhance outcomes of physical therapy
Monday, November 15, 2021
The program began as a Pediatric Innovation Day winner; now expanding to patients in the hospital thanks to a generous grant from the Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation
University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is the nation’s first children’s hospital to use Augment Therapy, a new treatment option for physical therapists helping to get patients excited about physical activity.
A generous grant from the Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation supported the technology and hardware installation in all 21 patient rooms within the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow and the pediatric activity room and the teen lounge within the Andrew Uhrman Inpatient Unit at Angie’s Institute. The grant also supported two mobile carts, to give physical therapists the freedom to take Augment Therapy to the Angie’s Institute outpatient floor and other UH Rainbow floors.
This press release was originally posted on the UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital website. Read the entire story here: https://news.uhhospitals.org/news-releases/university-hospitals-rainbow-babies-childrens-first-to-use-augment-therapy-in-a-hospital-setting-to-enhance-outcomes-of-physical-therapy.htm