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Children's Health
  • April 29, 2022

    UC Davis employee honored with national fundraising award

    UC Davis Assistant Director of Development Michelle Thompson was honored with the Victoria Enmon Award. The award recognizes the efforts of program directors across the country to support the Extra Life program, a video game-based fundraising program for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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  • April 28, 2022

    NorCal AIDS Ride benefits UC Davis Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    The UC Davis Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division will, once again, be a beneficiary for the NorCal AIDS Cycle on May 21-22. The public is invited to donate or participate. The race will raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS service providers in the Sacramento Valley and beyond.

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  • April 26, 2022

    Costco ready to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital

    Several of Children’s Miracle Network’s largest partners are preparing for their annual in-store campaigns, including Costco in May. Warehouses will encourage shoppers to support sick and injured kids by donating online or at the register.

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  • April 22, 2022

    A new hip for a patient with rare neuromuscular condition

    Orthopaedic surgeon Gavin Pereira is the first to give a patient with spinal muscular atrophy a hip replacement. Prior to the surgery, 16-year-old Malena had been bed-bound. One month later, the surgery has taken away Malena’s pain and given her a brighter future.

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  • April 22, 2022

    UC Davis Health gives patient a second chance at life — twice

    Bassem Mansour has received life-saving care from UC Davis Health twice in his life. To show their appreciation, his family has started a fund to raise money for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program to support pediatric patients.

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  • April 21, 2022

    The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research presents new website on nursing home quality

    Cal Long Term Care Compare is a new website that helps users compare the quality of nursing homes in California. The site’s data analytics is led by the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research’s team under the direction of professors Deb Bakerjian and Patrick Romano.

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  • April 20, 2022

    Specialized team expands into perinatal palliative care

    Pregnant women who have fetuses with congenital anomalies can now receive perinatal palliative care services, thanks to the Supportive Therapies and Enhanced Palliative Services team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The team, which recently expanded, is known for improving the quality of life for patients with acute or chronic life-limiting illnesses and their families.

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  • April 18, 2022

    Pediatric Heart Center nurse practitioners raise funds for Make-a-Wish kids

    The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center nurse practitioners are hiking to make wishes come true for children diagnosed with critical illnesses, including congenital heart disease. Barb Goebel, Mary Zanobini and Callie Brecek are fundraising for the Make-a-Wish Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada chapter’s Trailblaze Challenge, a 23.2-mile hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail.

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