The Jacoby Fund
The Joan Jacoby Fund at
Bridgeport Hospital was established by Milt and Bunny Jacoby in 1988 in memory
of their daughter Joan, who died of cancer at age seven. The logo for the fund
is part of a mural painted in Joan’s memory that includes her favorite things;
clowns, strawberries, flowers, and ice cream.
The fund has made a
tremendous impact on the level of supportive care provided to pediatric
patients’ families at Yale Children’s Hospital at Bridgeport. Examples of the
Joan Jacoby Fund dollars at work include:
Café (located on the Pediatric Unit) is a place where parents can get a cup of
coffee or a snack, catch up on their email, and meet and talk with other
parents sharing similar experiences.
Waiting Room which provides a space for parents (including those of the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to take a break from caring for their baby, use
the internet, and obtain resource materials on how to care for their child.
Amenity Bags that contain personal care items to help make a parent’s stay with
their child a little more comfortable.
chairs for patient rooms to help calm a young one who is out of sorts, whether
due to sleeplessness or illness
chairs to provide enormous comfort and support for parents staying the night with
Bucks” coupons that can be used to purchase food in the Hospital cafeteria or
Pandini’s and Jazzman’s in the hospital lobby.
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