Supporting BBCH

Whitby received excellent care at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine. We are proud to give back to BBCH, with a particular focus on care for children with severe congenital heart defects.

A special fund has been set up at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Whitby's memory.

The fund supports educational programming for nurses in the BBCH pediatric intensive care unit. In recent years, the funds have sent many nurses to conferences focused on pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. These conferences would not normally be in the operating budget, so the funds are truly helping the nurses enhance their expertise. 

You can contribute to this special fund!

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What are we doing?

Helping Pediatric Nurses with Information on the Go

Our first gift to the BBCH was a tablet computer mounted to a rolling cart, to be used by critical care nurses in the pediatric intensive care unit. The tablet is continually updated with information about congenital heard defects and pediatric cardiology.

Continuing Education

We make an annual gift to the BBCH to be used for pediatric critical care nurses to attend conferences and educational events centered around pediatric cardiology. We have sent nurses to the Northeast Pediatric Cardiology Nurses Association Annual Conference and a pediatric critical care nursing summit.

The BBCH and Slugger Opens

The BBCH Open is held each September across multiple golf courses in the Portland, Maine area. Generous support from participating teams and sponsors raises funds and awareness for the critical work being done at Maine's premiere children's hospital.

In 2016 our team will become Team lovewhitby.org. We are thrilled to be able to promote all the efforts being carried out in Whit's memory while supporting the special place that cared so much for him. 

Each year, the Portland Sea Dogs also host the Slugger Open to raise funds for the BBCH. With generous support from TD Bank, we have entered teams in each of the past several tournaments.