Every pediatric care journey should start with a simple text. On average, parents spend more than 3 hours a day managing non-scheduled medical needs for their children. With the uncertainty of after-hours care and the decline in professionals practicing medicine, the current medical system is not set up to respond to the round-the-clock needs of caregivers.
Summer Health is the first step and ongoing tool for anyone navigating health concerns, offering timely text access to high-quality healthcare professionals who provide expert answers and reliable advice over text.
Summer Health is here to radically simplify the healthcare experience for parents.
Edith Bracho-Sanchez is a pediatrician and an advocate for interventions that improve families’ understanding of their health and ability to access medical care. At Columbia University, where she currently practices, Dr. Bracho-Sanchez has led the development of a successful pediatric telemedicine program for underserved communities. Through podcasting, digital platforms, and traditional media, Dr. Bracho-Sanchez is a frequent guide to families in both English and Spanish. She lives in New York City with her husband and one year old son.
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson is a pediatrician, mom to two boys, and the Chief Medical Officer for SpoonfulONE. She is an author, a prominent advocate of evidence-based medicine, and has devoted her career to pediatric prevention efforts. Dr. Swanson was the founder and Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has continued to be an important thought leader online for over a decade.
John Brownstein, PhD is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. He directs the Computational Epidemiology Lab and the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator both at Boston Children’s. He was trained as an epidemiologist at Yale University. Dr. Brownstein is also co-founder of digital health companies Epidemico and Circulation and an ABC News Medical Contributor.