Children's Hospital & Research Center recently celebrated the opening of a new Specialty Care Center in Modesto, California.This facility is the latest in our Network of Care to open in Northern California.
The picture above is our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes gym in the Modesto facility. Patients will be able to use state-of-the-art equipment as part of their physical rehabilitation.
"Brentwood boy whose family moved here from Panama is cured of sickle cell anemia"
(Contra Costa Times & Oakland Tribune, Walnut Creek & Oakland, CA © 6/22 & 23/08)
The Media Relations Department secured a front-page report in the Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune highlighting Children's Hospital's top ranking among U.S. children's hospitals receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Children's research institute received more than $23 million in NIH awards in 2007, the fifth highest among freestanding children's hospitals. Featured in the article are Bertram Lubin, MD, Children’s senior vice-president of research, and a former sickle cell disease patient
"Cholesterol Pills Including Lipitor Affected by Genes"
(Bloomberg Report © 6/16/08)
Ronald Krauss, MD, of our research center, was featured in several articles including Health Day, Bloomberg News and Reuters news service about a new study that explains why cholesterol-lowering drugs may not be as effective in some people. The study was published in the journal Circulation.
"Oakland hospital to aid youngsters at Modesto center "
(Modesto Bee, Modesto, CA © 6/16/08, no link available)
The Media Relations Department secured a front-page report in the local news section about the grand opening of our new Specialty Care Center in Modesto. Featured in the story are Mary Dean, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Development Officer, Candida Brown, MD, of Neurology, a neurology patient and an orthopedics patient.
"Patients caregivers reunite at Children's Hospital Oakland"
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA © 6/09/08)
Children's Hospital's intensive care nursery was featured in front-page article about the hospital's 30th NICU Reunion. The story was also published in the San Jose Mercury News and other Bay Area News Group newspapers. The article featured grateful families who returned to the hospital to thank the nurses and physicians who saved their child's life. Several of our staff were photographed and/or quoted in the article including Holly Christensen, RN, Penny Arndt, RN, Jennifer Naugle, RN and infant development specialist Bette Flushman - all from neonatology. More than 2-hundred families participated in this year's reunion.
"MPS clinical trial draws patients worldwide"
(KGO-TV (ch. 7), San Francisco, CA © 6/09/08)
Paul Harmatz, MD, of Gastroenterology was featured because our hospital is the only campus in the country to conduct clinical trials for infants who have an unusual form of mucopolysaccharidoses or MPS.
"Enzyme replacement therapy gives children hope"
(Chronicle, San Francisco, CA © 5/20/08)
Media Relations successfully secured a major newspaper story about the hospital being the only site in the country to conduct clinical trials for infants who have an unusual form of mucopolysaccharidoses or MPS. Paul Harmatz, MD, of Gastroenterology is featured on the front page of the Chronicle's Bay Area section.
"East Bay researchers tackle cancer"
(East Bay Business Times, Pleasanton, CA © 6/6/08, no link available)
Julie Saba, MD and PhD, of our research institute was highlighted in this article for her work in cancer research. The article features three East Bay researchers who are tackling the mysteries of cancer in hopes of pursuing a cure.
"Families try to raise money, save jobs of two psychologists"
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA © 6/06/08)
Joseph Torkildson, MD, Jacob Garcia, MD, Pamela Orren, PhD, and Dina Hankin, PhD, of Hematology/Oncology are featured in a front-page Oakland Tribune article as well as on KTVU-TV about patient families organizing a fundraiser to save the jobs of two clinical psychologists who provide counseling services to patients and their families. The private benefactor who supported the hospital's Psychology Oncology Program, also known as POP, can no longer fund the program, which is scheduled to end later this month.
"Best Nursing Team "
(Advance for Nurses, CA © 5/09/08)
The nurses of our PACU received a Best Nursing Team award from Advanced for Nurses magazine in the Northern California and Northern Nevada region. Geryll Hill, BSN, RN, is a staff nurse on the unit who submitted an essay that described how the nurses work as a team to care for patients in their department. The magazine recognized our PACU team as one of the top 5 finalists for their great work out of 48 teams from 37 hospitals in the region. The article quotes Geryll, Janet Schofield, RN, and Claudette Beauchamp, RN, BSN.