Huntington Convention Center | Cleveland, OH
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Laurie Strongin is founder and CEO of the Washington, DC-based Hope for Henry Foundation which is reinventing the pediatric patient experience in hospitals around the country. Laurie's work with Hope for Henry and the memoir she published, "Saving Henry," have placed her at the forefront of supporting the rights of patients and their families and the responsible use of new medical technologies.
Despite advances in medical science, a crisis exists in pediatric hospital care. Even in the most sophisticated medical centers, children with serious, chronic illnesses endure environments that hinder healing and leave lasting scars on their psyches. Hospitals also fail to sufficiently address the depth of the emotional needs of parents and siblings who suffer along with young patients.
In this session, speakers will share Hope for Henry's groundbreaking patient incentive program, which rewards kids for doing the difficult things they need to do to get better and increases adherence to medical plans.