As the first free-standing pediatric palliative care center in the United States, George Mark Children’s House offers comprehensive, compassionate, life-affirming care to children facing a life-limiting diagnosis. Services are available to medically eligible families regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and to minimize suffering by addressing the physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the entire family. In doing so, we strive to achieve the best quality of life possible from the moment of admission onward, through strong collaboration between families, the child's physician(s), and our interdisciplinary team.
Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of children with a life-limiting diagnosis and their families. We increase access to care by advocating for pediatric palliative care benefits, and by serving as a model to other communities seeking to implement a pediatric palliative care approach.
The care of our entire family. The care for [our child’s] sibling. There was always something for her to do or someone for her to play with. In addition, she was able to talk to a specialist about her feelings and about death. I just can’t explain what GMCH is really. I can’t say it was a great experience losing our child but GMCH made it better and their after death programs continue to help us.