Rainbow Suites Soft Opening on March 15

Providing a place to rest near their child being treated in the hospital is one of the many ways Children’s is going above and beyond to support patient families. With a soft opening on Tuesday, March 15, the new Rainbow Suites offer an additional option for inpatient families in specific, high-acuity situations.

Located on the second floor of the Pavilion, the Rainbow Suites contain nine rooms and two large bathrooms with showers and lockers, where families facing emergent situations can stay overnight. Clinical team members should contact and collaborate with the House Supervisor to determine if this is an appropriate option for an inpatient family.

The suites offer a family lounge, laundry facility and kitchen accessible to all inpatient families between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. When available, food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are welcome and can be made by calling Family Resources at 402-955-4014 or the Rainbow House at 402-955-7845.

“We’re proud to add this unique offering to our hospitality services,” says Terry Patterson, director, Family Resources. “The Rainbow Suites enable us to better support families that are in crisis and can’t be far away from their child. It serves as a nice, comfortable space for families that just need to take a break from the medical setting while their child is receiving inpatient care at the hospital.”

In addition to the Rainbow Suites, the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House at 7825 Farnam Drive, offers guest accommodations for out-of-town families who are coming to Children’s from more than 60 miles outside of Omaha.

Make Plans to Attend Pediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition Conference April 8

The 2022 Heartland Pediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Glow Auditorium, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, third floor. This annual conference will feature a hybrid format this year with both in-person and virtual options for participation until social distancing room capacity is met. (Participation/viewing options are subject to change.)

This event will feature thought-provoking discussions and case presentations by GI specialists and multidisciplinary care teams. The target audience includes physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, dietitians, social workers, medical assistants and health care providers working with GI disorders in the pediatric population.

The conference will feature a Grand Rounds/keynote presentation, “Impact of Nutrition Status in Children” by Mark Corkins, M.D., pediatric gastroenterologist at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Additional topics include:

  • Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Obesity in a Multidisciplinary Weight Management Program
  • Utilization of Nutritional Assessment in Admitted Patients
  • Treatment and Management of Intestinal Failure

See the flier. There is no fee to attend; advanced registration is required. 

For more information and to register, visit ChildrensOmaha.org/ContinuingEd. Select “Continuing Education,” then select “Live Online Activities” and scroll to the event. If you have questions about registration, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].