What We Do
We all want kids to have every chance to lead active, healthy lives. We all believe that children should have access to the medical care and technology they need. This is the work we dedicate our lives to. When you make a monetary gift or volunteer your time and services, you become an integral part of helping us achieve that goal.
Over the past 100 years, millions of children, families, volunteers, doctors, nurses, benefactors, and community partners all over the Northern California have helped UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland make the world a better place for our kids. Our commitment is only as strong as the individual contributors and corporate entities that stand behind us, which is why we feel grateful to have the support of so many people devoted to helping us succeed.
In Children's Hospital Oakland second century, we pledge to be a hospital and research center that never stops advancing the health of children forward towards a better future. We will face down the odds for each child in our care. We will advance medical science to achieve more victories. It's our belief that together we can continue striving towards a future where 100% of kids are 100% healthy.
Your Gifts, Our Commitment
Our work in breakthrough research, pediatric advocacy, community outreach, and medical training means that we are one of the most comprehensive pediatric research and support organizations in the world. Every time you make a contribution, you help us strengthen our existing services as well as look forward to future accomplishments.
A Hospital for Advanced Pediatric Medical Care
We are here when an infant or child needs a higher level of specialty care in a hospital. As a pediatric hospital, we can offer highly specialized equipment and expertise as well as primary care to all the amazing children who come through our doors. Our expert physicians and medical staff represent over 30 pediatric subspecialties and see more than 200,000 patients every year, many of whom have nowhere else to turn or to find such specialized care. We're here for those minor bumps and bruises, here when there is an emergency, and here to treat conditions which are rare, complex, or very serious.
Research and Development
One of the hallmarks of Children's Hospital Oakland is that we go beyond traditional medical care to include a research component that has been making contributions to the healthcare field for decades. Our eight Research Centers
are each advancing improvements in modern medicine, and are doing it in a way that places the necessary research into the hands of those who can make a lasting impact among doctors and the patients they serve.
Advocacy for Children
When it comes to supporting our kids, every message and opportunity matters. Children's goes beyond clinical medicine and research and includes a strong advocacy component. We continually reach out to the legislators, elected officials, community leaders, and politicians who shape the way our children are seen and heard, making sure that every child—regardless of background—has a voice in the medical community.
Education and Training
Our residency training center is one of the largest in California, and we provide training to the majority of primary care pediatricians within the state. From medical students and auxiliary staff to the researchers of tomorrow, we prepare the individuals who will be the future of pediatric healthcare.
Thank You for Your Contribution
Your support means that one more child will have access to health care, and one more child will be that much closer to a vaccine or cure. Children's Hospital Oakland thanks you for everything that you have to offer and your interest in our mission.
Remember, there is no gift too small to make a difference to those who matter most: our children.
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