When Good People Do Good Things For Families in Need…

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
When Good People Do Good Things For Families in Need…

The Hogs House is what happens when good people do good things for families in need. The Hogs House is the new family center providing a safe refuge for the entire family while children undergo brain cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

“By providing a place to stay for families who need it, when they need it, the Hogs House will be an extension of the healing environment,” said John R. Nickens, IV, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hospital New Orleans partnered with Hogs for the Cause, a local nonprofit barbecue/music festival that supports families with children undergoing brain cancer treatment, to open the Hogs for the Cause Family Center.

The house includes 13 family suites with private bathrooms, common areas with two family lounges, kitchen spaces, and a laundry room.

Take a look inside Hogs House.

Features of the house

13 Family Suites with the following amenities:

  • Private bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Mini refrigerators for breastfeeding mothers and to store medications

2 Family Lounges

  • Recreational spaces with TV, games and activities on both floors

Kitchen Spaces

  • Families will be able to cook their own meals during their stay

Laundry Room

Washer and dryer for families to wash clothes

How you can get involved

To learn more about Hogs for the Cause, visit www.hogsforthecause.org.

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff

Sources:

“Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.” Children’s Hospital New Orleans, 2020, www.chnola.org/patients-visitors/family-housing/.

“Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.” Children’s Hospital New Orleans, 2020, www.chnola.org/patients-visitors/family-housing/.

Anne DiNardo. “Specialty Projects.” HCD Magazine Childrens Center New Orleans Opens New Family Center Comments, 2020, www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/projects/specialty-projects/childrens-center-new-orleans-opens-new-family-center/#slide-8.

Photo Credit: Sara Essex-Bradley


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