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  • Ceremony Recognized Hospital Volunteers for Their Outstanding Work
    Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Ceremony Recognized Hospital Volunteers for Their Outstanding Work Newsroom Ceremony Recognized Hospital Volunteers for Their Outstanding Work About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Ceremony Recognized Hospital Volunteers for Their Outstanding Work WHAT Rady Children s recognized eight outstanding volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week during a luncheon at the Double Tree Hotel in Mission Valley on April 14th Volunteers are vital to the success of Rady Children s in 2009 2010 425 volunteers contributed more than 40 618 hours of service which is equivalent to 20 full time employees The volunteers serve in a number of roles throughout the Hospital including assisting nurses with infant care operating the activity rooms working as patient companions translators surgery ambassadors and storytellers as well as part of the canine therapy program WHEN Thursday April 14

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  • Stucky Fisher Receives Highest Honor from Society of Hospital Medicine
    education or medical research and an outstanding commitment to furthering the field of hospital medicine and healthcare delivery The field of Hospital Medicine actually began at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Initiated by Dr Irvin Buzz Kaufman in 1978 the first Hospital Medicine Program in the nation was created here at RCHSD for three main reasons to care for unassigned patients to supervise and educate house staff and to provide a user friendly service for primary care providers unable to follow their inpatients Almost twenty years later in 1996 the term hospitalist was first coined by Dr Lee Goldman and Dr Robert Wachter in a New England Journal of Medicine article I was very fortunate that Dr Kaufman offered me the position at Rady Children s Hospital in 1995 I was excited to work in cutting edge clinical research as well as quality and education says Dr Fisher Looking back I just landed at the right time in the field of hospital medicine as it began to gain national recognition and I m very proud of what we ve been able to accomplish together Amongst Dr Fisher s many contributions to the field she is most proud of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program and publication of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies in the Journal of Hospital Medicine With an emphasis on quality improvement and clinical research the UCSD Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program was one of the first three in the nation and had over 30 applicants this past year This past year the PHM Fellowship Directors held a meeting in San Diego and agreed on the core content of the fellowships which is based on the PHM Core Competencies The competencies are published as 54 chapters divided into 4 areas all of which were reviewed by numerous

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/stucky-fisher-receives-highest-honor-from-society-of-hospital-medicine/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Escondido Mother to Share Story of How CPR Saved Her Son’s Life
    s Life Newsroom Escondido Mother to Share Story of How CPR Saved Her Son s Life About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Escondido Mother to Share Story of How CPR Saved Her Son s Life WHAT The American Heart Association and Rady Children s Hospital are teaming up to share new CPR guidelines that go into effect on April 1 In previous guidelines the association recommended looking listening and feeling for normal breathing before starting CPR Research showed this approach was causing significant delays in starting chest compressions which are essential for keeping oxygen rich blood circulating through the body Now compressions should be started immediately on anyone who is unresponsive and not breathing normally As a result the order has been switched from ABC Airway Breathing and Chest Compressions to CAB C A B Chest Compressions Airway and Breathing The change in the CPR sequence applies to adults children and infants but excludes newborns Click here for more detailed information Matt Wilder M D and Nurse Educator Jackie Straub R N will discuss and demonstrate the new CPR sequence during a news conference Mother Tammy

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  • Rady Children’s and Sanford Children’s Open “Castle of Care” in Oceanside
    J Wygod is Chairman of the Board of WebMD Health Corp the leading provider of health information services serving consumers physicians healthcare professionals employers and health plans Pamela S Wygod is President of The Rose Foundation and Co Chair of the WebMD Health Foundation She has 20 years of philanthropic experience focusing on health education and child welfare Martin and Pamela became involved in the Sanford Children s Clinic in Oceanside when they met Denny Sanford After meeting Mr Sanford and learning about his plans to build a children s clinic in Oceanside the Wygod s were inspired to help fund the clinic Through their extensive work in philanthropy in San Diego the Wygod s knew how much a world class clinic would enhance the lives of children in the Oceanside area In honor of their continued philanthropic gifts to the region the center will be named the Web MD Pavilion Q What are the details of the clinic A A portion of the donation purchased a 28 500 square foot building at Ocean Terrace Professional Center in Oceanside Sanford Children s and Rady Children s will share the building which is designed to look like a castle Rady Children s consolidated four nearby specialty clinics into the facility and Sanford Children s is using 6 000 square feet of the building to operate a general pediatric clinic Rady Children s will also operate an after hours urgent care clinic in the facility Q When will the clinic open A The Sanford Children s Clinic will open on April 4 2011 Rady Children s will also begin offering services on April 4 2011 Q Who is Rady Children s Hospital San Diego A Rady Children s Hospital San Diego the largest children s hospital in California is a 442 bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego Southern Riverside and Imperial counties Rady Children s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region s only designated pediatric trauma center On October 10 2010 Rady Children s opened the Acute Care Pavilion a LEED Certified green building that is home to the incredible new Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders the state of the art Warren Family Surgical Center and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for our community s most fragile newborns In August 2010 U S News World Report ranked Rady Children s among the nation s best in five pediatric specialties For more information visit www rchsd org Q How is this clinic connected to Sanford Children s Hospital A Sanford Health believes that care is best provided close to home Patients will be seen and treated by providers in the new Sanford Children s Clinic in Oceanside The Sanford Children s will work closely with clinic physicians and staff as well as other regional pediatric organizations such as Rady Children s In addition physicians in the new

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  • Hundreds of Local Children Are Treated for Poison Contact or Ingestion
    Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Hundreds of Local Children Are Treated for Poison Contact or Ingestion San Diego CA Each year approximately 2 4 million people more than half are children under age 6 swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and The American Academy of Pediatrics have some important tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison You can start off by safe proofing your home Most poisoning cases occur while parents are home but not paying attention The most dangerous poisons are medicines cleaning products antifreeze windshield wiper fluid pesticides furniture polish gasoline kerosene and lamp oil Helpful Tips for Parents Store medicine cleaners paints varnishes and pesticides in their original packaging in locked cabinets or containers out of sight and reach of children Install a safety latch that locks when you close the door on child accessible cabinets containing harmful products Purchase and keep all medicines in containers with safety caps Discard unused medication Never refer to medicine as candy or another appealing name Check the label each time you give a child medicine to ensure proper dosage Never place poisonous products in food or drink containers Keep coal wood or kerosene stoves in safe working order Maintain working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Treatment If your child is unconscious not breathing having convulsions or seizures due to poison contact or ingestion call 911 or your local emergency number immediately If your child has come in contact with poison and has mild or no symptoms call your California Poison Control Center at 1 800 222 1222 Different types and methods of poisoning require different immediate treatment Swallowed poison Remove the item from the child and have

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  • Rady Children’s Hospital Announces New Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    of Hale BioPharma Ventures My journey with Rady Children s over the past 20 years has been truly inspiring I look forward to this new chapter Mr Hale will serve as Chair of the Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee He will also chair the Compensation Committee of which he has been a member since 2008 and the Executive Committee on which he has served since 2007 Other past roles include the Audit and Compliance Committee and the Information Technology Task Force David has been an invaluable member of the Rady Children s family for more than 20 years said Kathleen Sellick President and Chief Executive Officer of Rady Children s David s leadership will help Rady Children s ensure that every child who needs care will receive it He will inspire us to reach our full potential as caregivers and innovators in pediatric science Mr Hale s involvement with Rady Children s goes back to the early 1990 s before his involvement on the Board of Trustees He is the founding chair of the Hospital s Miracle Makers Gala Currently he serves as the Chairman CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures a private company focused on the formation and development of biotechnology and specialty pharma companies Mr Hale is an entrepreneur who has been involved in the founding and or development of a number of biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies In 1982 after joining Hybritech Inc the first biotech company in San Diego he served as COO President and then Chief Executive Officer when Hybritech was acquired by Eli Lilly and Co in 1986 From 1987 to 1997 he was Chairman President and CEO of Gensia Inc which merged with SICOR to become Gensia Sicor Inc and then was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals He was a co founder and Chairman

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  • National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011; Event to Benefit Rady Children’s
    Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases National Pancake Day on March 1 2011 Event to Benefit Rady Children s Newsroom National Pancake Day on March 1 2011 Event to Benefit Rady Children s About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications National Pancake Day on March 1 2011 Event to Benefit Rady Children s WHAT Be a part of the pancake pandemonium as IHOP serves up FREE PANCAKES in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1 2011 from 7 a m to 10 p m at all 19 IHOP restaurants in San Diego County Families and friends can enjoy a short stack of IHOP s famous buttermilk pancakes and in turn make a donation to IHOP s national charity partner Children s Miracle Network The money raised locally in San Diego will benefit Rady Children s Hospital San Diego In 2010 National Pancake Day raised 48 500 for Rady Children s and more than 20 500 stacks of pancakes were given out in

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/national-pancake-day-on-march-1-2011-event-to-benefit-rady-childrens/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Health Alert: Small Magnets Causing Serious Health Problems
    Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Health Alert Small Magnets Causing Serious Health Problems Newsroom Health Alert Small Magnets Causing Serious Health Problems About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Alert Small Magnets Causing Serious Health Problems Rady Children s doctors are warning parents to be watchful of small round magnets about the size of ball bearings which are often called Buckyballs The magnets are marketed as a desktop toy but when used improperly can be dangerous The problem occurs when two or more of the magnets are swallowed While traveling through the digestive system the magnets can connect to each other binding together separate parts of the intestines The magnets can create holes in the intestines or worse If the magnets are not passed naturally surgery is required Young adults have been observed placing two of the magnets in their mouth

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