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Community Commitment | Children’s Hospital Colorado

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EKS&H is honored to support Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. In addition to financial support, the firm is pleased to have several employees among the committed volunteers at the hospital.

Human Capital Partner Lori Nelson has volunteered with Children’s for the past four years. Her work there involves one evening per week as a monitor in a playroom for heart and lung patients.

“A lot of kids there have a heart condition or have had surgery,” she says. “Some have cystic fibrosis. The playroom provides a good distraction for them with toys, games, puzzles, arts and crafts, Nintendo games, and a foosball table. My role is to offer help to kids in their play, especially those unaccompanied by adults.”

In addition to the medical services it provides, Nelson says that the hospital is a “great community resource.” Children’s holds seminars at locations around the Denver Metro area, including the EKS&H office, on parenting and a variety of other topics. The hospital is ranked fifth in the country in the 2015-2016 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report and has received numerous awards, including its third Magnet Nursing Services Recognition in 2015 and the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Award.

To become involved with the hospital, volunteers must go through an interview process, a background check, and annual testing to ensure they remain up to speed on hospital procedures. Volunteers must also stay current on immunizations and flu shots.

Other EKS&H employees have become involved as well in recent years to help with the Snow Pile program, a drive to give holiday gifts to children of needy families. The volunteers helped parents and other caregivers select gifts, such as toys, games, puzzles, books, and clothing. EKS&H staff also worked the phones for a Children’s Hospital telethon in 2015.

To learn more about the hospital and its volunteering opportunities, please visit the Children’s Hospital website.