McLeod Children’s Hospital

Your gifts to the McLeod Health Foundation help support many needs of McLeod Children’s Hospital.  This includes specialized equipment, programs and outreach initiatives for children. Today, nearly 100 beds are dedicated to serving the needs of the sick and injured children in our region.

You can become a “Miracle Maker” by setting up a monthly gift and support the miracles taking place at McLeod Children’s Hospital.

The HERO Fund was established to Help Eliminate and Remove Obstacles for Children treated at McLeod Children’s Hospital. Gifts to this fund support pressing needs a child may be facing, which could be a barrier to their care.


  • Critical Care for Children Available in Emergencies

    You Provide Specialized Care for Frightened Children

    Kristin Winfield and her family, especially her daughter, Lux, will be forever grateful for generous donors to the McLeod Children’s Hospital.


    May 8 started out like any normal workday. Kristin, a Certified Surgical Technologist, was in surgery with Neurosurgeon Dr. William B. Naso. Suddenly, she got a call that her daughter had been involved in an accident. Lux was being transported to McLeod Regional Medical Center.

    Kristen frantically arrived at the Emergency Department where she learned that Lux had sustained a severe head injury. Lux was unconscious and bleeding from the ears.

    McLeod staff comforted Kristin and kept her informed of what was going on. The COVID-19 crisis made visitation difficult, so she was also relieved to learn that Dr. Naso, having finished his case, was now checking on Lux. “I was thinking of the worst-case scenario,” recalls Kristin.

    Lux was transferred to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in McLeod Children’s Hospital with a fractured skull, concussion, and a ruptured mastoid. It was overwhelming for Kristin to learn all of this and see her baby girl in a neck brace not moving.

    “I just broke down,” Kristin said. Fortunately, Lux had a team of Pediatric Intensivists, ENTs, Neurologist and support staff providing care.

    This specialized pediatric care is available because of McLeod Foundation’s generous donors who continue to value the best care for our children.

    Kristin said, “Lux was very brave, she never cried once.”

    Thanks to donors like you, Lux was able to receive this critical care in the region’s only PICU, which was vital to her recovery. Your support helped make this possible.

    Having returned home, Lux and Kristen will always remember your kind support that made her recovery possible.

  • Grandparents Initiative for McLeod Children’s Hospital Expansion

    What could be closer to your heart than your grandchildren? Our families delight in creating memories and sharing a legacy with the next generation.

    When you think of McLeod Children’s Hospital, you may be grateful that this specialized care is available locally for all children.


    Specially trained, caring professionals and well equipped facilities are there to stand in the gap when a child’s healthcare crisis occurs. Grandparents from around the region are joining together to provide funding for a much needed expansion of the McLeod Children’s Hospital.

    For gifts of $1,000 or more you can honor your grandchildren on the Recognition Wall which will be displayed at the new entrance to McLeod Children’s Hospital. To make your Recognition Wall gift, click here.

    All gifts are greatly needed and appreciated. If you would like to donate to the McLeod Children’s Hospital Expansion, click here.

    For more information, please email or call (843) 777-2694.

    View photos of recent Grandparent Celebrations.

  • Pediatric Stories

    View how your gifts to the McLeod Children’s Hospital are helping patients and their families.

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