New Organization Will Benefit Children

A new organization is being formed to advocate for excellence in the long term care of children with medically complex conditions.

The Association of Providers for Children with Complex Medical Needs APCCMN will promote communication among facilities and care providers and advocate for sustained, cost effective long-term care. It will also represent the needs of professionals, the patients they serve and their families before government, regulatory and professional societies.
“The new organization gives us a structure for sharing information and greater credibility and visibility in advocating for the children we care for,” said Ellen O’Gorman, director of New England Pediatric Care in N. Billerica MA.

APCCMN is an outgrowth of the Building Bridges Network, whose founder, Sister Katherine Smith, Ph.D., R.N. of Portland OR. was honored at the “Navigating the Care of the Medically Fragile Child” conference in April. More than 150 providers and professionals who work with 5,000 medically fragile children at 125 pediatric residential care facilities across the U.S. and Canada attended.

For more information contact Ellen O’Gorman at www.nepc.org