Posts Categorized: Giving Back

July 8, 2019

Celebrating 10 Years of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts at Rady Children’s

Over more than two decades, San Diego-based nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts has been enacting positive change throughout the local community, across the nation and even around the world. How? By offering underserved youth with physical differences — due to congenital conditions, trauma or health conditions — reconstructive surgeries and applicable health services, such as…

Giving Back, Plastic Surgery, Staff Stories
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March 18, 2019

Heroes “fur” Real

There are few things cuter or more joy-inducing than dogs. Their ability to connect with humans — uncanny. Their cuddling prowess — unparalleled. And their positive effects on health — pretty darn undeniable. Scientific studies have shown that simply petting a pup increases one’s output of the feel-good hormones serotonin, oxytocin and prolactin, in turn…

Canine Therapy, Giving Back, Staff Stories
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December 18, 2018

Rady Children’s ECMO Expertise Goes Global

George Sutherland, M.B.A., R.R.T.-N.P.S. (pictured middle right), is going places. And while he certainly excels in his role as Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego’s extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) coordinator, we mean this literally. That’s because in Nov. 2018, Sutherland led a group of Rady Children’s ECMO experts on a volunteer trip to China, where they helped…

Cardiology, Giving Back, Staff Stories
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November 21, 2018

The Bedtime Cart: Creating Sweeter Dreams for Rady Children’s Patients

It’s a Wednesday night. The lights in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego are low, and a lull has fallen over halls that were full of hustle and bustle just a few hours ago. But in the midst of the evening quiet, there’s still activity afoot. From patient…

Giving Back, Hematology/Oncology
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