ABOUT JOSH CARESOur Mission: Josh Cares is dedicated to ensuring that no critically orchronically ill children treated at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital MedicalCenter suffer through a hospitalization feeling alone, without thesupport of a parent by their sides when they need it the most. JoshCares Child Life Specialists provide comfort, support andcompanionship to these children and serve as surrogates for, andlinks to, the families who would be by their sides if they could.
Josh Cares serves children inall critical and chronic care unitsthroughout CincinnatiChildren’s. At any given time,there are approximately 25seriously ill children whosefamilies are unable to be bytheir sides throughout theirhospitalizations.
Josh Cares is the only programof its kind nationwide!
ABOUT JOSH CARESJosh Cares is a separate501c3 organization fromCincinnati Children’s HospitalMedical Center, existing solelyto promoting the needs of thehospital’s long term patientswhose families are unable tobe by their sides as often asthey would like.
ABOUT JOSH CARESFor every $20 donated, a child willbeneﬁt from an entire hour of one-on-one companionship from their trustedJosh Cares Child Life Specialist. Visitwww.joshcares.org today to “buytime” for these emotionally andphysically vulnerable patients.
ABOUT JOSH CARESRoles of a Josh Cares Specialist:• Helping children express concerns and emotions throughtherapeutic play• Providing support and emotional preparation to a child before,during and after frightening and/or painful medical procedures.• Keeping families connected during times of separation• Stimulating appropriate growth and development• Encouraging play and socialization• Providing comfort and companionship so children do not feel alone
Congratulations to CincinnatiChildren’s Hospital MedicalCenter on being ranked the #3Pediatric Hospital in thenation by US News & WorldReport!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center isranked in the Top 10 in all pediatric specialty areas:1. Neonatology2. Pulmonology3. Cancer, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology4. Neurology/ Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology5. Diabetes and Endocrinology6. Cardiology and Heart SurgeryJosh Cares is proud to be a partner and supporter of this world-class medical facility
“The extra care and support of the JoshCares Child Life Specialists helps our patientsheal in ways beyond medicine alone. Thebonds, relationship and friendships formedare so important for medical care. We arehonored to be the recipient of your kindness.”- Michael Fisher, CEOCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Josh Cares has been able to expand program services in recent years thanks, in great part, to the generous support of local foundations.Please join us in recognizing the following foundations which awarded Josh Cares grants in 2012 and 2013:Jack J. Smith, Jr. Charitable Trust, PNC Bank and Karen B. Wachs, Co-TrusteesJosephine Schell, Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, TrusteeThe John and Shirley Davies FoundationHeritage Hill FoundationThe Raymond and Anna Johnson FoundationThe Wohlgemuth Herschede FoundationThe Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater CincinnatiThe Linnemann Family FoundationMagniﬁed Giving and McNicholas High School
Food Truckin’ for Josh Cares has been entirely planned and organized by the Josh Cares Young Professionals Council. JoshCares would sincerely like to thank the council members for their hard work in putting on this great event.Co-Chairs:Tom Howard: Regency CentersTraci Nestheide: Middle School Teacher/Junior League of Cincinnati Board BankCommittee Chairs:Tate Lucas: Dot Dash CreativeAshley Carrico: dunnhumbyUSAAlison Jackson: Rockﬁsh InteractiveTheresa Diersen: Jaguar Land Rover CincinnatiCouncil Members:Jake Baliva, General ElectricShawn Gilreath, CBREAnnie Krause, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterJason Lenczicki, Terrace Park Country ClubBethanie Mettling, Campbell County Family CourtBrandon Taylor, Fifth Third BankSeth Urbont, One CommandEmily Walker, Shriner’s Hospital