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  • Nearby Lodging
    s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Medical Records Financial Assistance Health Information Exchanges MyChart Express Registration Nearby Lodging International Services Nearby Lodging The Ronald McDonald House is available to any family with a seriously ill child being treated at the Hospital regardless of their ability to pay Located across the street from our Acute Care Pavilion the facility is open to families 24 hours a day For more information click here Hotels Offering Discounts The five hotels listed below offer special rates to families of Rady Children s patients Marriott Courtyard 8651 Spectrum Center Boulevard San Diego CA 92123 858 573 0700 99 For families friends of Rady Children s patients based on availability and subject to a 12 5 tax Shuttle refrigerator and microwave in lobby Marriott La Jolla 4240 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla CA 92037 858 587 1414 169 Based on availability and subject to a 12 5 tax Newly renovated with refrigerators in each room Book your corporate rate Rady Children s Hospital or the code R69 Sheraton Four Points 8110 Aero Drive San Diego CA 92123 858 277 8888 85 Shuttle microwave and refrigerator Holiday Inn 3805 Murphy Canyon Road San Diego CA 92123 858 278 9300 75 Limited shuttle Hampton Inn 5434 Kearny Mesa Road San Diego CA 92123 858 292 1482 Flat rate 95 Other Hotels Motels For room rates contact the hotels or visit their websites Atlas Hotel Town Country 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego CA 92108 619 291 7131 Best Western Seven Seas 411 Hotel Circle South San Diego CA 92108 619 291 1300 or 800 328 1618 California Suites Hotel 5415 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego CA 92117 800 562 2217 Comfort Inn Suites 2201 Hotel Circle South San Diego CA 92108 619 881 6800 Days Hotel 543

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/patients-visitors/nearby-lodging/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Family Advisory Council
    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 Who We Are Family Advisory Council Who We Are Family Advisory Council About Us Who We Are Executive Team Facts and Figures Awards Recognition History UC San Diego Affiliation Physician Network Innovation Healing Environment Acute Care Pavilion Family Advisory Council Quality Safety Accreditation Compliance Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Family Advisory Council The mission of the Family Advisory Council is to promote family centered care and advise and advocate on behalf of children and their families using experiences wisdom and diverse points of view so that positive changes are made at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego and in the community The Family Advisory Council FAC composed of family members of patients and Hospital staff provides feedback and guidance to Rady Children s staff This helps to ensure that families have a voice in decisions that can affect them Established in 2010 the FAC has provided valuable input and recommendations on the delivery of services as well as policies and procedures Our accomplishments include Establishing the Partners in Care green armband visitation policy Providing input into the Code Blue policy Getting improved parking elevator signage Getting additional translation services Extending visiting hours Expanding and improving the Family Guide Current efforts are focused on promoting Family centered physician rounds Family presence when anesthesia is given Electronic patient education at the bedside Increased parent liaison presence Input into quality data metrics Family recommendations on multiple initiatives We are actively recruiting new members If you are interested in serving Rady Children s patients and families and would like to learn more about participating in the Council which meets monthly please fill out the application below

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/who-we-are/family-advisory-council/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s to Establish Pediatric Genomics and Systems Medicine Institute
    talents on preventing diagnosing treating and curing childhood disease through genomics and systems medicine research said David F Hale Chairman of the Board The Institute will work closely with UC San Diego and establish relationships with other academic and research institutions companies involved in genomics research and other children s hospitals to advance the mission of the Institute said Hale The commitment Ernest Rady and the Board has made is truly transformative said Donald Kearns M D President of Rady Children s This Institute and gift will secure Rady Children s place at the leading edge of research discovery and innovation into childhood disease and injury and set national and international standards for pediatric care As we move into an exciting new era of medicine it is our responsibility to encourage the ambitious research and innovation that will accelerate the process by which discoveries are made and translated into cures said Mr Rady Discoveries in genomics and the resulting emergence of personalized medicine hold unprecedented promise yet the methods and resources for translation into cures and treatments are still to be identified This gift will allow Rady Children s to invest these funds in the highest and most current needs to keep pace with new technology and stay on the cutting edge of genomics and systems medicine It is planned that the Institute will be housed in two facilities 7910 Frost Street adjacent to Rady Children s and a location in the Torrey Pines area situated among other distinguished research institutes Mr Rady served as Chair of the Children s Hospital and Health Center Board from 1990 to 1993 during which time the Board oversaw construction of the hospital s Rose Pavilion He also served as a member of that same Board and as a member of the Children s

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-to-establish-pediatric-genomics-and-systems-medicine-institute/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Community Health Needs Assessment
    Community Health Needs Assessment CHNA 2011 San Diego County Report Card on Children Families The Report Card Rady Children s is dedicated to providing the best healthcare for patients and serving as a valuable community resource to improve the health and well being of children in our community Rady Children s provides a variety of community based and other programs that address the top health needs for children in the San Diego Region The first step in improving health status involves determining the health related issues that are most important to the community Since the passage of Senate Bill 697 SB 697 in 1994 Rady Children s has participated in a Community Health Needs Assessment CHNA every three years to better understand the health needs of the community and to collaborate to improve the health status of children In 2012 Rady Children s collaborated with member hospitals of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties HASD IC to conduct a CHNA of San Diego County that was completed in 2013 The recent CHNA provides helpful information on a wide variety of health concerns for both adults and children and identified four top health conditions Obesity Cardiovascular Disease Diabetes Type II and Mental Behavioral Health Recognizing that children have unique healthcare needs Rady Children s has incorporated information provided in the 2011 San Diego County Report Card on Children Families The Report Card to develop a comprehensive child focused CHNA Produced biennially by the Children s Initiative an organization dedicated to improve the lives of children The Report Card provides an overview of the overall health and well being of San Diego County s children youth and families The Report Card was developed as a public private partnership comprised of local and national experts in the fields of health

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/health-safety/community-health-needs-assessment/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Flu Information
    Prevention recommends vaccination for everyone 6 months or older It is especially important that young children and children with long term health conditions get vaccinated Caregivers of children with health conditions or of chil dren younger than 6 months old should get vaccinated as well Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information about the 2014 15 Flu Season Rady Children s Visitation Policy for the 2015 Winter Respiratory Season Steps for Prevention You can also help prevent the flu by Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it Staying away from people who are sick Washing hands often with soap and water If soap and water are not available use an alcohol based hand rub Avoiding touching your eyes nose and mouth Germs spread this way Keeping a sick person in the house in a separate room from others in the household if possible Keeping surfaces like bedside tables surfaces in the bathroom kitchen counters and toys for children clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label Throwing tissues and other disposable items used by sick persons in your household in the trash Treatment If your child gets sick contact your child s doctor if you are worried about your child s symptoms If your child is younger than 5 years and especially younger than 2 years or of any age with a long term health condi tion like asthma a neurological condition or diabetes for example and develops flu like symptoms they are at risk for serious complications from the flu Ask your child s doctor if he she child should be examined Antiviral drugs can treat flu illness and work best when started during the first two days of illness These

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/health-safety/the-flu-protecting-your-child/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Whooping Cough Information
    Information Whooping Cough Information Whooping Cough Information Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Community Health Needs Assessment Flu Information Whooping Cough Information Whooping Cough Information Named for the whoop sound children and adults sometimes make when they try to breathe in during or after a severe coughing spell whooping cough pertussis usually starts with cold or flu like symptoms such as a runny nose sneezing fever and a mild cough These symptoms may be mild and brief or last up to two weeks but are often followed by severe coughing fits that may be associated with vomiting Fever if present is usually mild Whooping cough is treatable with antibiotics Immunization is the best way to protect against pertussis A California law AB 354 requires 7th through 12th graders to show proof they have received the Tdap booster shot for pertussis before they can attend classes The bill was passed as a result of the 2010 statewide pertussis epidemic Pregnant women should also get the vaccine to protect their babies Please click on the links below to learn more For Parents County of San Diego

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/health-safety/whooping-cough-information/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Health Champions
    Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Center for Healthier Communities Health Champions Center for Healthier Communities Health Champions Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Program Curriculum Start a Program Today Success Stories After School Program Contact Us Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Community Health Briefs Health Champions Health Champions is a program designed to increase physical activity and healthy lifestyle knowledge and behaviors as well as to promote advocacy for a healthy environment among middle and high school participants The program provided free of charge can be implemented by a facilitator at any school or organization in San Diego County that works with adolescents The Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children s Hospital provides organizations with the Health Champions Program Guide curriculum The duration of the program is flexible to meet the needs of each school or organization We hope you will partner with us to provide teens in our community with the tools they need to live a healthy life If you have questions concerns or would like more

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/center-for-healthier-communities/health-champions/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Partnership for Smoke-Free Families
    Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Center for Healthier Communities Partnership for Smoke Free Families Center for Healthier Communities Partnership for Smoke Free Families Center for Healthier Communities All Programs Health Champions Key Steps Primary Prevention City Heights Wellness Center Partnership for Smoke Free Families Smoking Facts About Us California Smokers Helpline Success Stories Join Our Program Program Materials Anderson Center for Dental Care Injury Prevention Community Health Briefs Partnership for Smoke Free Families The Partnership for Smoke Free Families PSF is a comprehensive program designed to reduce tobacco smoke exposure among pregnant women and young children PSF provides resources and support to obstetricians and pediatricians across San Diego County to help them screen pregnant women and families with young children for tobacco use and exposure and provide smoking cessation services and support for smokers and their families PSF program components are based on best practice strategies as outlined in the U S Public Health Services Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline Our systematic screening and proactive approach to helping smokers receive cessation counseling are keys to our success All implementation procedures survey fax referral forms and educational materials developed by PSF for clinicians and families are available online for new and currently participating offices to access and download As of July 2011 the PSF program changed to a primarily web based program These changes were made so that PSF could continue to offer the program to healthcare providers for the long term improve the screening and referral process and allow more offices to participate We hope you will use the available resources to help your patients and their families live healthy smoke free lives If you are a

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/center-for-healthier-communities/partnership-for-smoke-free-families/ (2015-03-26)
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