Loyolac University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, has released a timeline of its hospitality and patient care.
The hospital opened in October 2014, and is a four-year-old institution.
The timeline, titled Jackson Hospital: The Journey to Recognition, shows that Loyolo was a destination for young people, from families and friends to new parents and kids in need.
“The hospital serves kids in every corner of our country, and it’s also a beacon for our community to see how Loyolan and the surrounding communities care for our children,” said Dr. Maryanne Jackson, director of pediatric health services.
“As our family and friends and community have grown, we’ve made a commitment to take care of all of our kids.”
The timeline lists notable milestones in the hospital’s history, such as opening its doors for the first time and hosting its first child.
The first child was born in October 2018, and there were about 120 children in the emergency department during that time, according to the hospital.
A few of the hospitals first patients were children in a nursing home, and Jackson explained that they received their first care there as a way to be with them, rather than for medical treatment.
“I think it’s a really powerful thing to see the kids come out of the nursing home and say, ‘I’m going to be here, I’m going the hospital,’ and it gives them that hope and confidence that they’re going to get the best care they can,” she said.
Loyola is home to about 8,500 kids, but Jackson said it’s not a typical facility.
“It’s really the best place in the world for children in need,” she told the News-Press.
“There are so many kids here, there are so much good things to do.
It’s just a beautiful place to be and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”
The hospital has an enrollment of more than 100,000, and many families visit the hospital for medical appointments.
It has been a favorite spot for children and families in need, Jackson said.
The hospital also has the honor of hosting a Memorial Day celebration for children who have died, with music, games, and activities, and a celebration of the past.
Jackson said the hospital also celebrates special moments in the lives of the children and staff.
The children’s hospitals annual fundraising event is the Jackson Children’s Hospital Charity Dinner.
Jackson was a keynote speaker and she shared some of the stories from the hospital and its employees.
Jackson also shared that she is thankful for the outpouring of support that she and her staff have received from around the world.
“We’ve received letters of appreciation, tweets of love and emails, and we just want to make sure that these kids have a great start into a better life,” she explained.
“We want to give them the best start they can and we want them to know that we care about them.
We want them here every single day to be proud and to know the hospital is here for them.”