FIGHT Receives $20,000 Challenge Grant to Support Medical-Dental Integration at Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine Center

Earlier this summer, Dr. Mario Cruz, Medical Director of Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine, and Chief Dental Officer Dr. Kari Hexem received a $20,000 challenge grant from the Jerome B. Miller Foundation to bolster medical-dental integration at the Pediatrics and Young Adult Medicine Center.

“Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Miller was a giant in the field of pediatric dentistry and advocacy, said Dr. Cruz, “and it’s humbling that his family would support our medical/dental integration at FIGHT as a way to honor him. It’s a responsibility that we don’t take lightly. There’s a lot to be proud of here at Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics, but our medical/dental integration is at the very top because it serves our most vulnerable children in a way that exceeds the expectations of their parents. It’s easily the most patient-centered initiative that we’ve ever implemented in our practice.”