Led by Rady Children’s and funded by the State of California, Project Baby Bear provided rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for infants hospitalized in intensive care while yielding life-changing benefits and saving $2.5 million in medical costs.
Inspired by Project Baby Bear’s success, legislation has been introduced in Congress, and in several states, to make rapid Whole Genome Sequencing a covered benefit for babies enrolled in public health programs.
Inspired by the success of Project Baby Bear, other states are following with their own programs to publicly fund rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for infants.
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria is the third largest pediatric hospital in Illinois. With 136 beds and 141 pediatric subspecialists, OSF Children’s Hospital cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital outside of Chicago.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is recognized as a top 10 pediatric hospital by US News & World Report. Serving the metro Denver area and the Rocky Mountain region, Children’s Colorado is home to a Level IV NICU.