Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego Largest children’s hospital on the West Coast & one of the nation’s top pediatric health care systems For more information, visit rchsd.org.

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the largest children’s hospital on the West Coast and one of the nation’s top pediatric health care systems. Ranked as one of the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2023, Rady Children’s includes a 511-bed pediatric hospital that serves as the largest provider of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, so

uthern Riverside and Imperial counties. With more than 40 locations, Rady Children’s is the only health system in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission.

Graduates, farewell! 👋🎓   FACES for the Future program recently celebrated the graduation of 43 high school students. FA...
06/18/2024

Graduates, farewell! 👋🎓 FACES for the Future program recently celebrated the graduation of 43 high school students. FACES for the Future is a comprehensive health careers pathway program that prepares high school students in for careers that offer livable wages & upward mobility within the broad fields of science & health. 🥼🧬

Learn more about this program ➡️ https://rchsd.co/3UIagj2

Before Amanda was born, she was diagnosed with Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC), a group of five congenital defects of the he...
06/18/2024

Before Amanda was born, she was diagnosed with Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC), a group of five congenital defects of the heart. In addition to POC, she had a narrowed aorta & an incomplete sternum.

When she was born, Amanda was immediately transferred to the CTICU to receive the best possible care from Dr. John Nigro, Division Chief of Cardiac Surgery & Cardiac Transplant Services, & neonatologist Dr. Jose Honold.

They diagnosed Amanda with PHACES syndrome, which includes several anomalies, ectopia cordis (the heart lying beneath a layer of skin), & a vascular tumor in her face. Within a week of her birth, Amanda underwent surgeries with Dr. Nigro to repair her aorta & fuse her sternum together, which were successful! 🌟 Five weeks later, Amanda was ready to go home.

Today, Amanda is a healthy & happy 2 year old girl! 👏 She is under the ongoing care of her Rady Children's team, including a cardiologist, neurologist, otolaryngologist (ENT) & dermatologist.

Read the full story: https://rchsd.co/3xcNw1Q

What a colorful way to start the day! Our kiddos got to paint flower pots with our friends from The Home Depot. 🎨 Thank ...
06/16/2024

What a colorful way to start the day! Our kiddos got to paint flower pots with our friends from The Home Depot. 🎨 Thank you for making extra special for our patients, parents & caregivers at .

This week, Kaleidoscope, a staff-led group, proudly raised the LGBTQIA+ flag at  , showing unwavering support for every ...
06/06/2024

This week, Kaleidoscope, a staff-led group, proudly raised the LGBTQIA+ flag at , showing unwavering support for every child, family & team member in our diverse community. 🌈

Kaleidoscope is dedicated to fostering inclusion for all LGBTQIA+ people at , empowering them to live authentically. 💙 This and beyond, we proudly highlight Kaleidoscope's efforts to engage our community in personal and professional growth through education, networking, and outreach.

Today's the day of the Working Fur Kids Giveathon! 📺🌟  Tune in to CBS 8 San Diego to learn more about the canine residen...
06/05/2024

Today's the day of the Working Fur Kids Giveathon! 📺🌟 Tune in to CBS 8 San Diego to learn more about the canine resident therapy program we are bringing to ! This program will provide support to patients and families facing tough medical challenges through the use of clinically trained dog and therapist teams.

Learn more about the program & donate to bring the comforting presence of furry friends to our patients' bedsides. 💙 https://give.radyfoundation.org/page/68552/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=giveathon_rady_facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=working+fur+kids

Mia's journey began prematurely at 25-and-a-half weeks, weighing just 1 pound. Her underdeveloped lungs required extensi...
05/31/2024

Mia's journey began prematurely at 25-and-a-half weeks, weighing just 1 pound. Her underdeveloped lungs required extensive respiratory support, & her initial care team in Los Angeles recommended a tracheostomy. Seeking alternative solutions, her parents found hope at . 💫

There, Dr. Matthew Brigger offered a rare, less invasive procedure called endoscopic anterior-posterior cricoid split (APCS), which avoided a tracheostomy. Mia underwent several successful surgeries & interventions + recovered in the NICU, where Dr. Denise Suttner & the multidisciplinary team helped her overcome difficulties like feeding & breathing independently. 👏

After 185 days, Mia went home. She is now thriving & celebrating milestones like her first birthday at Disneyland. 🎠✨ "My husband & family will forever be thankful for the compassionate care team at Rady Children’s. Feeling heard & valued as parents, not just patients, made all the difference", says Mia's Mom, Perla. 💙

Read Mia's full story ➡️ https://rchsd.co/3Kqck9C

Reunited & it feels so good! 🫶 Graduates from our NICU at Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital & their family sp...
05/28/2024

Reunited & it feels so good! 🫶 Graduates from our NICU at Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital & their family spent time with the doctors, nurses & respiratory therapists who cared for them at this year's 12th annual Rancho Springs NICU Reunion. 💙

At  , we believe there is no health without mental health. 💚   is crucial not only for the kids of   but also for our st...
05/24/2024

At , we believe there is no health without mental health. 💚 is crucial not only for the kids of but also for our staff. Take a peek into this week’s Well-Being Wednesday, hosted by our Transforming Mental Health team. 🌟

During , explore how we're prioritizing mental health in San Diego. ➡️ https://rchsd.co/3wJZSOH"

No better way to get our patient's attention than a visit from the  ! 🛻🥳 Thank you, Cole Venard, for cheering up our kid...
05/22/2024

No better way to get our patient's attention than a visit from the ! 🛻🥳 Thank you, Cole Venard, for cheering up our kiddos, families & staff!

We extend our gratitude to CBS 8 San Diego, STRUT CARES & the for partnering together to raise money for a Resident Canine Therapy Program at . This program will add full-time, expertly trained teams of dogs and therapists to bring joy, comfort & companionship to kids being treated at the hospital. 🐶💙

Donate now: https://rchsd.co/3UxwQK6

Meet Maverick, aka "Mavey"! 👋 This 1-year-old champ has battled health challenges since birth, including RSV infections ...
05/17/2024

Meet Maverick, aka "Mavey"! 👋 This 1-year-old champ has battled health challenges since birth, including RSV infections and a heart defect. But his mom, Catherine, wouldn't give up! She found Rady Children's Hospital's #3-ranked Heart Institute and Dr. Howaida El-Said, a top pediatric cardiologist. Dr. El-Said used cutting-edge technology to fix Mavey's heart defect with minimal radiation exposure at the first-of-its-kind Dickinson Image-Guided Intervention Center.

Today, Mavey is thriving. 👏 "From the expertise of the medical team to the genuine kindness shown to our family during a difficult time, we are forever grateful. Mavey's smile lights up our lives, & I can't thank Dr. El-Said & Rady Children's enough," says Catherine. 💙

Learn more about Mavey's journey ➡️ https://rchsd.co/4bl7C8E

Our patients leveled up yesterday with a brand new Nintendo Switch Gaming Station & surprise visits from musician & game...
05/14/2024

Our patients leveled up yesterday with a brand new Nintendo Switch Gaming Station & surprise visits from musician & gamer Chrissy Costanza & actor Luke Eisner! Thank you, Chrissy, & the Starlight Children's Foundation for providing an outlet for our kiddos to play during their stay at .💙🎮

05/14/2024

Over the weekend the AMR Community Outreach Team spent the day at the Safe Kids Day event hosted by Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Safe Kids San Diego. Our crew helped with the Bike Safety Rodeo, showing kids how to properly size and fit a bicycle helmet and then guiding them through a bike skills course. The event also featured a child car seat check up station, hands-only CPR demonstration, and a resource fair with safety information and products. It is always a great day to team up with these awesome community partners!

Thank you to our community partner Kendra Scott for making   special for our patients, parents & caregivers at  !📿🎒.
05/12/2024

Thank you to our community partner Kendra Scott for making special for our patients, parents & caregivers at !📿🎒.

Happy   to all of our teachers at   preschool, Alexa's PLAYC, with locations in   &  ! 🍎✏️  Alexa's PLAYC offers a uniqu...
05/08/2024

Happy to all of our teachers at preschool, Alexa's PLAYC, with locations in & ! 🍎✏️

Alexa's PLAYC offers a unique learning environment that embraces all children, including typically developing children & children at risk for or diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder​. The program is distinguished by its play-based curriculum, and is enhanced with ASD-specific techniques​.

Discover more about the program: https://rchsd.co/3y7qTvz

Landon 🤝 his French bulldog, Mango. 💙 During Landon's stays at  , the calming presence of his pup was missed during in-p...
05/03/2024

Landon 🤝 his French bulldog, Mango. 💙 During Landon's stays at , the calming presence of his pup was missed during in-patient treatments. Recognizing the impact that a canine companion can have on a child's well-being, we are thrilled to share our latest initiative.⬇️

We are proud to announce that we’ve been working hard to bring resident canine therapy to Rady Children’s! 🐶 This program aims to pair full-time, certified therapists with expertly trained dogs. These furry friends are not just pets; they are skilled at providing comfort, reducing anxiety & stress, making our patients' treatment journeys a bit easier to bear.

Join us in this mission to bring smiles & wagging tails to patients like Landon. Donate today and be a part of this wonderful journey towards healing hearts and lifting spirits. CBS 8 San Diego

When 3-year-old Rickey received his autism diagnosis,   Alexa's PLAYC in Murrieta became a lifeline—a place where Rickey...
05/03/2024

When 3-year-old Rickey received his autism diagnosis, Alexa's PLAYC in Murrieta became a lifeline—a place where Rickey could receive tailored support, & where his parents could learn alongside him. Now, having completed the program, Rickey holds the distinction of being the first child with autism to enroll at Alexa's PLAYC in Murrieta. 💙

Reflecting on their experience, Rickey's mom shares, "Our experience with Alexa's PLAYC has been truly transformative. Through specialized techniques & strategies, Rickey received the individualized attention necessary for his growth."

Alexa's PLAYC, with locations in & , is an early education program designed to offer comprehensive support & early intervention services for children with developmental needs, including autism spectrum disorder, alongside typically developing children.

Learn more about Rickey's journey ➡️ https://rchsd.co/3UJsC3h

Meet Tara 👋, a former   oncology patient turned volunteer.Tara was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014, ...
04/29/2024

Meet Tara 👋, a former oncology patient turned volunteer.

Tara was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2014, right before starting 4th grade. During treatment at Rady Children's, Tara also benefitted from the care of child life specialists & playroom volunteers, who made her time in the hospital as enjoyable as possible. 🫧

Tara says, "I am incredibly grateful for the care I received at Rady Children’s & volunteering seemed like a natural way to say 'thanks.'" Now volunteering in the hematology/oncology floor playroom, she hopes to brighten patients' days & make their inpatient stays more tolerable.

Inspired by the compassionate care she received from nurses at Rady Children's, Tara is pursuing a major in Applied Health Science & works as a Certified Nursing Assistant in addition to her volunteer work. 💙

This & beyond, we're proud to spotlight Rady Children's volunteers, who help us provide the highest possible quality of service to our patients, their families & our staff. 🫶

04/28/2024

Thank you San Diego Padres for spending the day with our Champions 🎗💙

Huge shoutout to Jersey Mike's Subs for supporting our Trauma & Emergency Department throughout the Month of Giving! 🥪 Y...
04/26/2024

Huge shoutout to Jersey Mike's Subs for supporting our Trauma & Emergency Department throughout the Month of Giving! 🥪 Your generosity helps provide critical care for children in . 🫶

After 1,141 days of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Landon rang the bell last week to celebrate of the end o...
04/17/2024

After 1,141 days of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Landon rang the bell last week to celebrate of the end of his treatment! 👏 Surrounded by his loved ones and healthcare team, it was a celebration filled with love and gratitude! 💙🎉

Read about Landon’s journey here: https://rchsd.co/49FJPyD

Hundreds of kiddos enjoyed a fun-filled day at the "Joy of Sound"   celebration this weekend! 🦻  Hosted by   Cochlear Im...
04/17/2024

Hundreds of kiddos enjoyed a fun-filled day at the "Joy of Sound" celebration this weekend! 🦻

Hosted by Cochlear Implant & Bone Conduction teams, the superhero-themed event brought together patients & families who've undergone cochlear implant surgery to build community, reunite with our staff & celebrate with games & prizes. 💙

Learn more about our Cochlear Implant program: https://rchsd.co/4aRWWxI

What a wild weekend!  🦁 It was truly an unforgettable time at the first-ever   Wild Walkabout at the San Diego Zoo. Than...
04/15/2024

What a wild weekend! 🦁 It was truly an unforgettable time at the first-ever Wild Walkabout at the San Diego Zoo.

Thank you to our walk participants & incredible sponsors for raising funds for our Patient Experience programs. Your generosity helps bring comfort & hope to our patients & their families through services that promote physical, emotional & social well-being. 💙

Illumina, Inc., Aya Healthcare, Emerald Textiles, Trust & Will, RSVPify

Check out our very own Dr. Kim, Dr. Carvahlo & other   members representing our Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disord...
04/13/2024

Check out our very own Dr. Kim, Dr. Carvahlo & other members representing our Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Curebound's Padres Pedal the Cause. 🚲

100% of funds raised during the event will go to collaborative cancer research at the top institutions in , including pediatric cancer research at ! 💙

It’s  , so let's paws & celebrate our canine volunteers. 🐾💙 We’re thankful for the warmth, comfort & sense of familiarit...
04/12/2024

It’s , so let's paws & celebrate our canine volunteers. 🐾💙 We’re thankful for the warmth, comfort & sense of familiarity these pups & their handlers bring to our patients regularly.

In case you missed it, we are building our new seven-story Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Services Pavilion! 🏥 Our constr...
04/04/2024

In case you missed it, we are building our new seven-story Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Services Pavilion! 🏥 Our construction partner, HENSEL PHELPS, has not only been working hard on-site, but also taking time to educate our patients on their work. They even brought toys & activities for them to enjoy in their rooms. 🚜🛠️

    fans got a kick out of meeting Cameron & Zach Thomas — NFL players, brothers &   natives! 🏈 Thank you for visiting o...
04/02/2024

fans got a kick out of meeting Cameron & Zach Thomas — NFL players, brothers & natives! 🏈 Thank you for visiting our patients & their families. 💙

April marks  . Every year   &  Chadwick Center plants pinwheels to honor child abuse victims in   County.More than 600,0...
04/02/2024

April marks . Every year & Chadwick Center plants pinwheels to honor child abuse victims in County.

More than 600,000 children are abused in the United States each year — a stat that doesn’t garner nearly enough attention. Maltreatment is a nationwide epidemic affecting our kids & is entirely preventable, but it takes all of us to be able to address risk factors, mitigate them, identify abuse when it happens & respond to it appropriately.

If you see something, say something! To report suspected child abuse, please call:
San Diego: 858-560-2191
California: 1-800-344-6000
The Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453

If you are a parent or caregiver & need help, dial 211 💙

Happy   to all of our incredible physicians! 🥼💙 We are proud to celebrate their contributions to our mission of providin...
03/30/2024

Happy to all of our incredible physicians! 🥼💙 We are proud to celebrate their contributions to our mission of providing exceptional care for every patient that comes to . 👏

To wrap up  , we're thrilled to spotlight a few interventions our Child Life Specialists provide children & their famili...
03/29/2024

To wrap up , we're thrilled to spotlight a few interventions our Child Life Specialists provide children & their families to promote coping & enhance the overall health care experience. ⬇️

🧸 Medical & therapeutic play familiarizes patients with medical equipment — helping them gain a sense of control over their medical situation.

📚 Developmentally appropriate distraction & procedure support involves creating individualized coping plans including relaxation, diversion (iSpy books, favorite TV show), deep breathing & emotional support to reduce anxiety during medical procedures.

🖍️ Developmentally appropriate play promotes growth, development & opportunities for self-expression & creativity while providing a sense of normalcy throughout the patient's hospitalization.

Thank you for all you do, Child Life Team! 💙

"YOU get a sub, YOU get a sub," says Declan, a former patient who received life-saving care from  . 💙 Today, on Jersey M...
03/27/2024

"YOU get a sub, YOU get a sub," says Declan, a former patient who received life-saving care from . 💙 Today, on Jersey Mike's Subs Day of Giving, pick up a sub 🥪 from a location near you & 100% of your purchase will be donated to our Trauma and Emergency Department.

Join us for an adventure on April 14th! 🦁 Rady Children’s Wild Walkabout at the San Diego Zoo is a one-of-a-kind experie...
03/26/2024

Join us for an adventure on April 14th! 🦁 Rady Children’s Wild Walkabout at the San Diego Zoo is a one-of-a-kind experience that funds our Patient Experience programs, which bring comfort & hope to our patients & their families through services that promote physical, emotional & social well-being. 💙 Sign up & start fundraising. ➡️ https://rchsd.co/3PCRTJp

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