U.S. News & World Report says eight children’s hospitals in California are among the best in the country across numerous pediatric specialties. The news organization released its 12th annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings Tuesday. (Hollywood Patch)
It’s heartbreaking to see children in poor health, and hospitals around the country recognize that those children are often afraid in difficult situations. Several hospitals are trying to relieve some of that stress for child patients by letting them drive themselves to the operating room in their own remote control cars. (The NewsWheel)
Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky say their road to recovery took a dramatic turn when “Rescue,” their service dog, came into their lives. They’re now sharing their journey of struggle and success with children at Shriners Children’s Hospital to show them they’re not alone in their fight. (13 CBS Sacramento)
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $2 million grant to a Sacramento doctor to fund a four-year study to improve results for burn patients.
David Greenhalgh, a medical doctor and chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, will lead the study in Sacramento. The study will include 20 other burn centers across North America, including the burn center at the neighboring UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. (Sacramento Business Journal)
What a difference a dad, three doctors, a nurse and a community can make.
Just ask Roseville firefighter Matt Owston.
Inspired by the care his daughter receives at the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, Owston immersed himself deep in the mud in the High Sierra peaks as he raced in the 2016 Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder last Saturday. (Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune)
My Wings is pleased to announce the global launch of Giving Wings, a unique children’s charity program focused on assisting the healing process of the children with special needs. Company sources have also revealed that My Wings has already partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Northern California and Pay It Forward Sweden to implement this philanthropic project in the United States and Sweden. (PRWeb)
Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento has received a $7.3 million bequest from longtime area resident R. Martha Ludwig. She asked that the money be used to support the hospital’s occupational therapy program. (Sacramento Business Journal)
The technology that put expression into the faces of extra-terrestrial beings in the 2009 hit film “Avatar” is being used at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento to help kids with cerebral palsy become more mobile. (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal 8/24/12)
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