The Children's Hospital at Providence has an active Bereavement Council composed of caregivers from a variety of disciplines. Together, we developed an integrated program supporting families who experience the loss of a pregnancy, infant or child in the hospital.
In addition, we support community-led initiatives that assist families after discharge from the hospital.
We are grateful to community groups who wish to support the efforts of the children's hospital by creating quilts, hand-stamped cards and folders, bereavement gowns, etc.
Please contact our Child Life Services at 907-212-3014 if interested in supporting the Children's Hospital Bereavement Council with donations of time, talents or a list of additional resources.
For Friends and Family of Bereaved Parents
This poem by Dr. Ruth Hitchcock expresses the condolences felt by staff here at The Children’s Hospital at Providence:
I can’t say anything that will make things better,
but I can be there with you and share your anger,
the pain, and the bewilderment.
Most of all, I can let you know that I care
and that I won’t abandon you.
From: “A collection of Letters to Bereaved Parents.” Published by the Centering Corporation: Omaha, Neb.
For more information
If you would like information on the Bereavement Council and its services, call 907-212-3344. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library