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The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital Celebrates 10th Anniversary

At the Forefront of Kids' Medicine

  • When Mya was diagnosed with a rare form of high-risk leukemia, experts at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital performed a stem cell transplant using cells harvested from her older brother's hip bone. Meet Mya.
  • Doctors and nurses calmed her family's fears after an allergic reaction sent then two-year-old Nylah to the emergency room. Meet Nylah.
  • Born prematurely and with a severe form of gastroschisis -- a birth defect in which the intestines extend outside of the body -- Theo received life-saving care from a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, gastroenterologists and neonatologists. Meet Theo.
  • With the help of her care team at Comer Children’s, Miriah is modifying her lifestyle, changing her eating habits and taking medicine to manage her type 2 diabetes. Meet Miriah.
  • An energetic two-year-old who loves to dance, Jacob 'boogied' his way through intensive treatment for a sarcoma on his pelvis. Meet Jacob.

  Lands’ End founder Gary Comer and his wife Frances Comer at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital in 2005.

Pediatric Firsts at the Forefront

<a href="/fact/comer10/firsts.html">Pediatric Firsts at the Forefront</a> John Cunningham, MD, and Daniela Lakosilolva.

Over the past decade, Comer Children's physicians, surgeons and medical staff have lead breakthroughs in research and set new standards of care for children. In November 2011, our physician-scientists became the first to offer haplo-cord stem cell transplant to children, providing new treatment possibilities for Daniela Lakosilova and other patients with cancer. » Read more about haplo-cord stem cell transplant and other pediatric firsts at Comer Children's.

Over the past decade, Comer Children's physicians, surgeons and medical staff have lead breakthroughs in research and set new standards of care for children. In November 2011, our physician-scientists became the first to offer haplo-cord stem cell transplant to children, providing new treatment possibilities for Daniela Lakosilova and other patients with cancer. ? Read more about haplo-cord stem cell transplant and other pediatric firsts at Comer Children's.

10 Fun Facts about Comer Children's

Where does REMOC, the friendly monster who greets kids and families in the lobby of the hospital get his name? » Find out the answer and test your Comer Children's trivia knowledge.

Where does REMOC, the friendly monster who greets kids and families in the lobby of the hospital get his name? ? Find out the answer and test your Comer Children's trivia knowledge.

To help us celebrate Comer's 10th anniversary, share your memories on social media with the hashtag #Comer10. And if you're in the lobby, be sure to post a #Comer10 selfie with Remoc too. » Thanks to everyone who has contributed memories and photos.




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