A KTVU-TV news crew videotapes volunteers shaving their heads in solidarity with young cancer patients at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The event raised about $140,000 for childhood cancer research.
"Playing for Christopher Rodriguez"
(Yoshi's benefit concert)
(KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA © 3/24/08)
Jacob Neufeld, MD, of Pediatric Rehabilitation was interviewed by ABC 7 News (KGO-TV, Ch. 7) at a fundraising event for 10-year-old Christopher Rodriguez. A benefit concert was held at Yoshi's in Jack London Square for Christopher who was shot by a stray bullet during a piano lesson in January. Please note: Media Relations has informed the station that Dr. Neufeld did not operate on Christopher as stated in its report. The family has created a website that updates his condition and has trust fund information: christopherrodriguez.blogspot.com
"Hospitals pair up to help cancer stricken-children"
(The Record, Stockton, CA © 3/24/08, no link available)
Caroline Hastings, MD, and Carolyn Hoppe, MD, of Hematology/Oncology and our patient, 6-year-old Alina Mendoza, are featured in this newspaper article about our new collaborative hematology/oncology clinic at St. Joseph's Regional Cancer Center in Stockton. Drs. Hastings & Hoppe provide care to Stockton area sickle cell, thalassemia and cancer patients on the third Friday of each month.
“St. Baldrick's Fundraiser”
(Oakland Tribune, CA © 2/18/08)
Many of our young cancer survivors, physicians, staff, family & friends were featured in the news about the St. Baldrick's fundraising event which raised about $140,000 for cancer research. Congratulations to Caroline Hastings, MD, of our hematology/oncology department, her team, and patient mom, Lisa Baracker, for their instrumental role in organizing this fundraising event! The story ran on KTVU-TV, NBC-11, Univision, KRON-TV and in the Oakland Tribune, Ming Pao Daily and Sing Tao News.
"Chris has left the building"
(Oakland Tribune, Oakland, CA © 3/12/08)
Jacob Neufeld, MD, of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Children's Hospital Oakland and Christopher Rodriguez were featured in this report about Christopher's release from the hospital following two months of recovery and rehabilitation. Christopher was shot by a stray bullet while taking a piano lesson in Oakland.
"Children's Hospital Leases Walnut Creek Office Space”
(Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times, CA © 3/12/08)
Children's Hospital Oakland was featured in this article about signing a lease for a new outpatient specialty care center in Walnut Creek. The staff in our current Walnut Creek office will be moving into this new facility. This specialty care center allows us to continue providing outpatient services to families in and around Walnut Creek.
(California, UC Berkeley's Alumni magazine, CA © March/April 2008)
Barbara Staggers, MD, of Adolescent Medicine is featured in this magazine report about her work at the hospital and in the community. It recognizes her for winning this year’s Regional Public Health Hero Award from Berkeley’s School of Public Health.
“The growing pains of child sports injuries”
(Chronicle, San Francisco, CA © 3/7/08)
Jim Policy, MD, Michelle Cappello, PT, and PT assistant, Bruce Valentine, of our Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, are featured in this front-page news report. The article, coordinated by the media relations department, highlights the great work of our Sports Medicine Center and the increasing number of injuries suffered by adolescents in competitive sports.
“New ideas give hope to asthma patients”
(Chronicle, San Francisco, CA © 2/17/08)
Mindy Benson, PNP, of our Asthma Program was quoted in a report about the many challenges of managing asthma and the latest studies on the topic. Mindy says our emergency room sees about 5,000 asthma cases a year and the primary-care clinic sees more than 2,500 patients.