Pamela Simms-Mackey, MD, Primary Care Pediatrician and
Associate Director of Medical Education is featured on the cover of Oakland magazine's 2011 "Best Doctors" issue. Dr. Simms-Mackey joins 65 other Children's Medical Staff members on the list. Read the article featuring Dr. Simms-Mackey. >
"Children's Hospital Launches Healthy Lunch Plan for Kids and Parents"
(Oakland North © 12/22/2011)
Children's encourages healthy food choices for children with a "Mix & Match Brown Bag Lunch Plan" developed byChildren's Hospital Oakland nutritionists. Clinical Nutrition Manager Gail Seche is quoted in the article.
"Parasitic Infection Inhibited Vaccine Response in Children from Rural Kenya"
(Pediatric SuperSite © 12/9/2011)
CHORI research scientist Desiree LeBeaud, MD, MS, found that children in rural Kenya are less responsive to vaccines because of chronic parasite infections.
"Martinez Boys Run Over by Car Makes 'Miraculous Recovery'"
(Contra Costa Times © 12/2/2011)
Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Christine Aguilar, MD, is quoted in this story about the miraculous recovery at Children's Hospital Oakland of a young boy accidentally run over by a car.
"Best Doctors in the East Bay"
(Oakland magazine © December 2011)
The annual "Best Doctors" magazine features Primary Care pediatrician and Associate Director of Medical Education Pamela Simms-Mackey, MD. More than 75% of the pediatric subspecialists on the "Best Doctors" list are on
"A Special Room, and a Hospital Program, for Profoundly Ill Kids and Their Families"
(Oakland North © 11/21/11)
Children's new Palliative Care program, an important resource for families with a child facing life-threatening and life-limiting condisitons, launched earlier this year. In November, the Reflection Room opened providing a private space for families to gather around an imminently dying child. Palliative Care Coordinator, Claire Vesely, RN, and parent supporters of the program are quoted in the article.
"Sir David Weatherall Discusses Escalating Global Health Problem at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland"
(Newswise © 11/9/11)
International authority on hemoglobin (blood) disorders Sir David Weatherall visited Children's model medical clinic and research labs dedicated to hemoglobin disorders. Dr. Weatherall is leading World Health efforts on dangerous hemoglobin disorders.
"NBA Star Matt Barnes Visits Children's Hospital Oakland"
(KTVU, Oakland, CA 11/7/2011)
NBA star Matt Barnes visited cancer patients at Children's Hospital Oakland.