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Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today

March 23, 2017

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its spring issue today.

Telemedicine Saves Patients Time, Money

March 21, 2017

UC Davis patients avoided millions of miles of driving — and their associated financial and environmental costs — by getting their clinical care via videoconferencing, a new study by the UC Davis School of Medicine has found.

UC Davis music, pet and cuddle therapy programs featured in new KVIE documentary

March 21, 2017

Three UC Davis programs are featured in a new documentary produced by KVIE that explores non-pharmacological approaches to helping people heal.

Wild Bill's Tattoo-a-thon raises $18,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

March 15, 2017

Wild Bill’s 16th annual Tattoo-a-thon raised $18,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital. Thirty tattoo artists volunteered to work 16 hours during this year’s event on Feb. 25. All proceeds – including tips – were donated to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. 

UC Davis researchers investigate adult blood-clotting drug for use in severely injured children

March 14, 2017

UC Davis emergency medicine researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) to investigate the safety and efficacy of a drug known to stop bleeding in injured adults for use in cases of pediatric trauma.

Davis Senior High School receives Heart Safe School certificate from Project ADAM Sacramento

March 14, 2017

Davis Senior High School’s science fiction classroom became the site of an emergency drill last week, testing staff and student response to a sudden cardiac arrest.

UC Davis study finds disparities in clinical trial consent process

March 13, 2017

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that clinicians in a multicenter pediatric trial failed to get consent from black and Hispanic parents at higher rates than white parents.

Doctor kit toys and infant rattle drive hosted at Republic FC headquarters

March 8, 2017

UC Davis Children's Hospital is accepting doctor kit toys and infant rattle donations now through Tuesday, March 14 at the Republic FC headquarters in Sacramento.

UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium

March 7, 2017

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its first Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium, a conference which will bring together medical experts and researchers, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, sonographers and pediatric cardiac nurses to discuss the changing landscape of congenital cardiac care.

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First Tech Federal Credit Union donates $100,000 to UC Davis Children's Hospital

February 23, 2017

First Tech Federal Credit Union presented a $100,000 donation to UC Davis Children’s Hospital on February 1, 2017, with the donation specifically benefiting the new Children’s Surgery Center, scheduled to open in 2018.

Eat pancakes, help sick children on March 6

February 22, 2017

On Monday, March 6, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of the International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) National Pancake Day.

Wild Bill's Tattoo-a-thon raises funds for UC Davis Chlidren's Hospital on Feb. 25

February 13, 2017

Wild Bill’s 16th annual Tattoo-a-thon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to midnight. Thirty tattoo artists have volunteered to work 16 hours during this year’s event and all proceeds – including tips – will be donated to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Spirit Halloween Superstores donates $39,632 to UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department

February 8, 2017

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will continue to train individuals to become certified child life specialists at UC Davis Children's Hospital, thanks to this year’s donation by Spirit Halloween Superstores.

UC Davis hosts nation's first necrotizing enterocolitis symposium in partnership with the NEC Society

February 7, 2017

UC Davis and the NEC Society will host the necrotizing enterocolitis symposium, the nation’s first conference solely focused on the prevention and improved treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), on April 5-7 at the UC Davis Conference Center. The symposium will bring together internationally acclaimed medical experts and researchers, neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, immunologists, neonatal nurses, dietitians and lactation specialists, along with patient families affected by the disease.

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Endocrine Society task force, chaired by Styne, issues new guideline on pediatric obesity

January 31, 2017

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to prevent and treat childhood obesity with lifestyle changes. Dennis Styne, professor of pediatrics and Yocha Dehe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology, chaired the task force that developed the guideline.

Register for Donut Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

January 17, 2017

The ninth annual Donut Dash will take place Saturday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will benefit the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

UC Davis and nation's cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

January 11, 2017

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Feb. 9

January 11, 2017

The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals ages 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one.

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Children's Hospital's online newsletter published today

December 20, 2016

The Pediatric Press, UC Davis Children's Hospital's online newsletter, has published its winter issue today.

UC Davis Children's Hospital joins ImproveCareNow network

December 14, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has joined ImproveCareNow, a network of care centers where clinicians, researchers, patients and parents work together to help care for kids with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

UC Davis Children's Hospital supports safe sleep practices

December 2, 2016

Every year in the United States, 3,400 infants die of sleep-related causes. In Sacramento County, one infant every other week dies, due to their sleep environment.

Votes for UC Davis Children's Hospital could result in $50,000 to help local kids

December 1, 2016

UC Davis Health System employees and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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Pediatric stroke survivor to run CIM MaraFUNRun on Sunday

November 30, 2016

An otherwise healthy Sacramento pre-teen, Chanell Roberts had just finished running in her P.E. class when the stroke hit. After initial treatment, she was brought to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Alarming health disparities could be prevented by breastfeeding

November 23, 2016

Black infants had over twice the deaths of whites attributable to lack of optimal breastfeeding, a new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows. Black infants also had over three times the rate of necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating disease of preterm infants, attributable to suboptimal rates of feeding with their mother’s own milk.

UC Davis Children's Hospital hosts toy drive Dec. 20-23

November 22, 2016

To make the donation of toys and other gifts easier for generous businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who would like to make the season brighter for hospitalized children, UC Davis is offering donors the opportunity to drive up and drop off donations for the holidays.

Miss California visits UC Davis Children's Hospital

November 4, 2016

Miss California Jessa Carmack made a visit to patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital this week, along with Miss Sacramento County Lauren Berlinn, Miss Sacramento County's Outstanding Teen Nikki Holbrook and Miss City of Sacramento Outstanding Teen Violet Joy Hansen.

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Pediatrics unit celebrates Halloween, country fair-style

October 31, 2016

UC Davis Children's Hospital’s Halloween celebration took place today on the pediatrics unit. Patients and staff got into the Halloween spirit with costumes, games and trick-or-treating. on the unit. The special event was made possible by the Davis 7 pediatric nurses and the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

Sam's Club in Sacramento is No. 1 CMN fundraiser again

October 31, 2016

Sam's Club on Power Inn Road in Sacramento was named the No. 1 Sam's Club store in the country for the second year in a row, raising the most money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during its 2016 Miracle Balloon campaign, which ran Aug. 29 through Oct. 16. The store raised $66,367.99 with proceeds staying locally and benefitting UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis CAARE Center receives $1.6 million grant by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency

October 27, 2016

The UC Davis CAARE Center has been awarded a $1.6 million grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) to provide mental health services to all newly placed foster children throughout Sacramento County for the next five years. 

New research finds uninsured children more often transferred from ERs than those with private insurance

October 24, 2016

New research, published in an abstract authored by Yunru Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at University of California, Davis, shows children seen in emergency departments who don't have insurance, or who have public Medicaid coverage, are significantly more likely to be transferred to another facility than children with private insurance.

Shaikh accepted into California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program

October 6, 2016

Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, was accepted as a member of Cohort 16 of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program. 

Ronald McDonald House Northern California launches caring cart at UC Davis Children's Hospital

October 3, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Northern California will launch its caring cart at UC Davis Children’s Hospital this week. 

UC Davis Children's Hospital launches Patient Stories blog

October 3, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital this week launched its Patient Stories blog. These stories highlight the care and support provided by the Children's Hospital team, as shared by pediatric patients, their families and staff.

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Breastfeeding saves mothers' lives, too

September 28, 2016

Breastfeeding as recommended — for a total of one year and exclusively for six months — could protect moms as well as their babies from premature death and serious diseases and save more than $4.3 billion in health care and related costs, according to a new study published online in Maternal & Child Nutrition.

Emily Love Invitational softball tournament is Oct. 22

September 27, 2016

The public is invited to batter up for a great cause at the fourth annual Emily Love Invitational softball tournament.

UC Davis joins large-scale effort to identify environmental influences on child health

September 26, 2016

UC Davis will receive $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to join the first phase of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO.

Spirit Halloween gives back to UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 20, 2016

Spirit Halloween Superstores won't have tricks, but they will be giving plenty of treats to UC Davis Children's Hospital this Halloween season.

Wooden miniatures assist hospital stay at UC Davis Children's Hospital

September 6, 2016

When children are scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized axial tomography (CT) scan, it can be a scary procedure. But thanks to the miniature wooden MRI and CT models, donated by the Sacramento Area Woodworkers, children are now able to play using these wooden toy models and familiarize themselves with what will happen during these procedures.

UC Davis Children's Hospital verified as Level I Children's Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons

September 2, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has become the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The designation from the ACS Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program focuses on the nation’s first and only multi-specialty standards of surgical care for pediatric patients.

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Entravision Radiothon raises more than $221,000 for Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis

August 31, 2016

Entravision and Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announced that more than $221,000 was raised for UC Davis Children’s Hospital during its 72-hour Radiothon this month. Sacramento was the third highest fundraising market for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationally.

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group begins Sept. 20

August 30, 2016

The UC Davis Hospice Program and UC Davis Children's Hospital Bereavement Program will offer an eight-week Young Adult Bereavement Art Group for individuals 17 to 24 who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one.

UC Davis Children's Hospital physicians visit Peru on "Heart to Heart" mission

August 25, 2016

Two UC Davis Children’s Hospital physicians joined Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, on a 10-day mission to Lima, Peru, this summer.

East 7 now offers coffee and tea service

August 25, 2016

East 7 acute care pediatric unit now offers coffee and tea service for parents or family members of patients on the unit.

Children's Miracle Network partners with Entravision for Radiothon this week

August 18, 2016

Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis today kicks off a Radiothon with Entravision to raise funds for UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Republic FC ticket sales for Sept. 3 match support UC Davis Children's Hospital

August 16, 2016

Soccer fans can help sick and injured children at UC Davis Children’s Hospital by buying tickets to the Sept. 3 Sacramento Republic FC match.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 raises $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

August 16, 2016

After a 19-hour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon on ABC10 KXTV, the final tallies are in. Mediathon viewers and partners raised $460,500 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento - an increase of 67 percent from last year's mediathon total.

Costco stores in Sacramento region raise more than $1 million for UC Davis Children's Hospital

August 10, 2016

Costco stores in the Sacramento region raised $1,092,851, the third-largest amount of money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the country, during its national fundraising campaign in May.  

Kohl's supports UC Davis Children's Hospital's trauma prevention efforts

August 10, 2016

The UC Davis Injury and Trauma Prevention Program has received a $202,309 donation from Kohl’sto support its child and adolescent injury prevention efforts in the Sacramento area. Kohl’s will formally present the donation at the ABC10 Give4Kids mediathon on Friday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $2.4 million to UC Davis Children’s Hospital to support its children’s health initiatives.

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UC Davis Child Life collects art supplies, toy donations at Aug. 6 Sacramento Republic FC match

July 28, 2016

UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will be collecting art supplies and toy donations at the Sacramento Republic FC match vs. San Antonio FC at Bonney Field taking place on Aug. 6. Kickoff is 8 p.m.

Hybrid treatment hunts down and kills leukemia cells

July 28, 2016

Researchers at UC Davis and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease.

Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life

July 27, 2016

The fourth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. For the first time, proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

UC Davis Children's Hospital opens new pediatric dialysis treatment center

July 27, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital recently opened a new pediatric dialysis center, where patients and their families will be trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis and receive follow-up care.

High temperatures pose danger to kids, pets left in cars

July 25, 2016

With triple digit temperatures in the Sacramento forecast this summer, it’s important to remember that it is never safe for a child to be left alone in a car – even if the windows are rolled down.

Lily Chiquet Strength Foundation, Inc. honors memory of child with donation

July 14, 2016

Lily Chiquet would have been 4 this week.

ABC10 airs Children's Miracle Network Hospitals mediathon Aug. 12 for UC Davis Children's Hospital

July 11, 2016

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon will be broadcast on ABC10 KXTV in Sacramento beginning Friday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 a.m. ending at 11:35 p.m. Funds raised will benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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A fresh look for the Women's Pavilion

June 29, 2016

The 24-bed Women’s Pavilion on Tower 3 has had a face lift this spring.

Brown family celebrates 5 years of throwing 4th of July parade

June 28, 2016

In the summer of 2012, 2 ½-year-old Timmy Brown was going through chemotherapy treatments at UC Davis Children’s Hospital for medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Davis Children's Hospital among nation's best

June 21, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Reportamong the nation’s top hospitals in five pediatric subspecialties. UC Davis ranked 19th in neonatology, 29th in diabetes and endocrinology and 43rd in nephrology. UC Davis Children's Hospital  also ranked 32nd in urology and 38th in orthopaedics, in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California

West Coast Avengers pay visit to UC Davis Children's Hospital

June 16, 2016

The West Coast Avengers caused quite a scene as they walked into the playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this week.

Pelech named interim division head of pediatric cardiology

June 15, 2016

Andrew Pelech, professor of pediatrics, has been appointed as interim head of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective May 15.

New East 7 pediatrics unit now open

June 14, 2016

The new East 7 acute care pediatric unit is now open. The purpose of the six-bed unit is to provide care to stable pediatric patients, ages 5 and older. East 7 is designed for patients with a length of stay shorter than 24 hours, but it is equipped to care for patients with a longer length of stay.

Media advisory: West Coast Avengers visit UC Davis Children's Hospital patients June 15

June 13, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients and their families will get a visit from West Coast Avengers, dressed as characters from the Marvel Universe films and other iconic films.

Warmer weather, open windows raise risk of kids falling from windows

June 8, 2016

More than 5,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments each year for window fall-related injuries. These falls and injuries tend to be more common during the spring and summer months since people tend to open their windows during warm weather.

Critical Care Transport Team gets a new ride

June 6, 2016

The best care begins not only with the right team, but also the right equipment. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport (CCTT) Program is a dedicated children’s transport team available to a 33-county area – and sometimes beyond – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

UC Davis study finds advantages of pediatric kidney transplants from very young donors

June 2, 2016

swResearchers at UC Davis found that "en bloc" kidneys  transplanted from very young deceased donors (median age 1 year) are safe and may have some advantages for children awaiting a kidney transplant.

Farmer inducted as president of American Pediatric Surgical Association

June 1, 2016

Internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon Diana Farmer was inducted for a one-year term as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association during the organization’s annual meeting held May 15-17 in San Diego.

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De Vere White to step down as long-time UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center director

May 31, 2016

Ralph de Vere White, a beloved urologist and acclaimed researcher who led the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer to designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), steps down as its long-time director on June 29.

Project ADAM Sacramento hosted Oak Park Has Heart

May 25, 2016

Project ADAM Sacramento, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital program, hosted a free community health fair and CPR/AED training event on May 20 at Sacramento Charter High School.

UC Davis Children's Hospital receives State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grant award

May 24, 2016

UC Davis Children’s Hospital was once again named a recipient of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program’s grant award, State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC).

2015 Eli Gold Prize awardee delivers Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture

May 24, 2016

Jennifer Plant, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was honored for her 2015 Eli Gold Prize and presented a lecture at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds last Friday.

General surgery resident receives Fulbright grant

May 6, 2016

Laura Goodman, a general surgery resident at UC Davis, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study the surgical needs of children in Mongolia. This will be Goodman’s second time living and working in Mongolia. It was there that she first decided to become a doctor while volunteering as an English teacher through the Peace Corps.

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Shaikh invited to serve on American Academy of Pediatrics quality improvement steering committee

April 28, 2016

Ulfat Shaikh, professor of pediatrics and director of healthcare quality at UC Davis School of Medicine, accepted the invitation to serve on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Quality Improvement Innovation Networks (QuIIN) Steering Committee. 

Thirty-two graduate from the newly launched Training Program in Health System Improvement

April 27, 2016

Thirty-two students, trainees, clinicians and staff recently graduated from the UC Davis Health System Training Program in Health System Improvement last month. The program is designed to develop and support change agents at the frontlines of our health care system, focusing on key concepts in implementing, evaluating and sustaining quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

Miss California visits UC Davis Children's Hospital patients

April 25, 2016

Miss California Bree Morse was a welcome sight, when she strolled into the pediatric playroom at UC Davis Children's Hospital last week. With a dazzling smile to rival her crown, Morse lit up the room, as she talked and played with children and signed autographs.

Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic groups

April 4, 2016

Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español]