And when all you do is help kids get better, something wonderful happens: they make you better. Because the doctors, nurses and other specialists at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland work exclusively with kids every day, they see the subtle things others could miss. They can find where it hurts when a child is too young to tell them.
And they know it takes more than advanced pediatric medicine to speed a child’s recovery. It takes an entire organization focused on all of a child’s needs. Including the need to simply be a child. That’s why, along with some of the world’s most sophisticated treatment and technology, you’ll also see an art therapist working with kids at their bedsides, a pediatric anesthesiologist using toys to relax a 3-year-old before surgery, and an endless array of other comforts for children. Not just because we love them, but also because we understand the science behind giving them a sense of well-being.
We can do all this because we are the only independent children’s hospital in Northern California. That means all of our resources, and our entire Bay Area team, are focused on kids, and only kids. It’s why so many children get better here. And why you would want to ensure your child has access to this level of care, should it ever be needed.