Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has embarked on a bold new course to keep its covenant of hope and healing for our region’s children and families and to contribute even more to the practice and science of pediatric medicine worldwide.
It’s a vision that calls for the highest levels of philanthropy and volunteer service ever realized by Rady Children’s.
It’s a vision that depends on you.
We are proud to share our four priorities that will bring our vision to reality.
It is more than just a building. It is a promise – the promise of a healthier future for kids. Completed in 2010, our new 279,000-square-foot Acute Care Pavilion will help us keep our covenant with our region’s children.
Each year, more than 140,000 children are cared for at Rady Children’s or at one of our satellite facilities. This ever-increasing demand has pushed our physical facilities beyond capacity. Without this new Acute Care Pavilion, funded significantly through philanthropy, children may need to go outside our community — to Los Angeles and beyond — to receive care.
Special opportunities exist to support new state-of-the-art care areas in:
- Hematology/Oncology: The Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- The Warren Family Surgical Center
Innovation in research is, literally, lifesaving for children. Enhancing Rady Children’s role as the only pediatric teaching hospital in our region is crucial to future excellence. To support research and teaching through the Discovery Fund is to ensure that discoveries made here help children everywhere.
Because Rady Children’s and UCSD are partners — not competitors — children benefit from access to a comprehensive team of physicians, all working together to investigate new treatments and protocols.
Special opportunities exist to support our Programs of Distinction, areas where your gift can have extraordinary impact on patient care, research and teaching:
- Autism (Autism Discovery Institute). Contact Amy Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (Rady Children’s Heart Institute). Contact Chris Meyer Morgan at email@example.com
- Dermatology. Contact Lisa Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hematology/Oncology (The Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders). Contact Chris Meyer Morgan at email@example.com
- Orthopedic Services. Contact Alex Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Chadwick Center for Children and Families (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment). Contact Amy Weeks at email@example.com
The essential, often lifesaving, care we provide begins with every physician, nurse and clinician, but must also be enhanced by having the very best equipment and technology available.
Through the Technology Fund, we are dedicated to making sure that our physicians, nurses and staff have the latest equipment and technology to care for the sickest newborn; save the life of the critically injured child; or to restore the health of a patient who needs ongoing treatment or the latest in advanced surgery.
Many special programs at Rady Children’s rely on philanthropy every year – programs vital to the healing process for children and families and for which little or no other funding is available. Child life, social work, chaplaincy, child abuse prevention and treatment, parent liaison and sibling support, trauma counseling, art and music therapy, playrooms...all of these and more rely on the generosity of our community.
The Patient Care Fund allows us to focus on families, not finances. It is both scientific and spiritual. It helps us go beyond the illness to help heal the spirit of a sick or hurt child. It is part of all we do.
More than 50 percent of the children cared for at Rady Children’s have little or no private medical insurance. The vast majority of these patients are from working families where no private medical insurance is available. Rady Children’s provides safety-net care for these children and the most advanced care imaginable when a serious illness or injury occurs.