Local Comedian, Mark Curry is interviewed by KRON4 TV host, Vicki Liviakis, for some fundraising commerical spots. These spots will air on 12/20 during KRON4's morning news program from 7am-10am.
"New Healing, New Hope"
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA © 2/01/09)
Jim Policy, MD, of our Orthopedics Department was featured in this front page article about 5-year-old Mikey Markwardt. Mikey, who was born with a rare spinal condition, has undergone a series of spine straightening procedures and surgeries that until recently were only performed on adults. You can check out the article and watch a short video by clicking above.
"Center Expands Children's Hospital"
(Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA © 1/08/09)
Mary Dean, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Development Officer, was featured in this article about the opening of our new Speciality Care Center in Walnut Creek.
"4 Your Child's Health"
(KRON4 Television, SF, CA © 2008-2009)
Several of our physicians, surgeons and staff are being featured on a medical program specifically about Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. If you'd like to view some of the programs or Medical Minutes featuring our pediatric subspecialists, please click the title above to reach the link on our home page.
(Oakland Magazine, © 12/08)
Hitendra Patel, MD, of Cardiology is featured in the December issue of Oakland Magazine. He, along with may other physicians from our hospital, were voted by their peers as among the best doctors for 2009. This national survey is conducted once every 2 years.
(KQED-FM, SF, CA © 11/26/08)
Bruce Ames, PhD, senior scientist at our research institute was featured on the radio program, Forum, discussing the importance of vitamins and healthy nutrition. Dr. Ames says people are eating "empty calories" when eating food with too much sugar.
"Improving the health of health care"
(Chronicle, SF, CA © 11/21/08)
Several of our own, including Senior Vice President, Mary Dean, Gena Lewis, MD, of Primary Care, Candida Brown, MD of Neurology, and Crystal Gariano of Neurosurgery, were mentioned in this article about our National Town Hall meeting. The meeting, Proposals to Policy, sponsored by Children's, NACHRI, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, discussed healthcare reform issues and the important responsibilities we have to encourage change under the new administration.
“Children’s Hospital partners with Berkeley High School to reduce sports injuries”
(Berkeley Daily Planet, Berkeley, CA © 10/09/08)
Bruce Valentine, PTA, ATC, program manager of athletic training services at the hospital’s Sports Medicine Clinic, was featured in this article about the hospital’s partnership with Berkeley High School’s athletic program. The goal of this pilot program is to educate student athletes about sports injuries and provide additional sports medicine resources to students.
(Medical Imaging Technology magazine © 10/07/08)
Child Life Specialist, Pat Frasca, wrote an article that was featured in this magazine about benefits of child life preparation in diagnostic imaging. Research has found that Child Life preparation saves time, promotes patient cooperation and makes it possible to do many MRI and CT scans without general anesthesia.
"Letting Apple into the enterprise isn't easy"
(Computerworld © 7/11/08)
Computer whiz, Ben Hanes was featured in Computerworld (print version comes out next month) about our successful use of Apple technology and research at our research institute.