Tag Archives: Children’s Hospital Oakland

A world of hope: Treating international patients with rare diseases at Children’s Hospital Oakland

Meet Nomin Gambat, a 5-year-old girl who traveled all the way from Mongolia to Children’s Hospital Oakland to seek a clinical treatment for a disease so rare it strikes only 1 in a million people. But coming...
Highland Hospital in Oakland is currently undergoing retrofitting to meet seismic safety standards.

Hospitals in Oakland prepare for the next earthquake

Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
Faces of Morquio patients

Taking a shot: An orphan drug trial that drew an international crowd of patients nears its end

When Sarah Morrell was first diagnosed with Morquio syndrome, a rare, incurable disease that crippled her joints and deformed her vertebrae, her family never expected the illness would cause her to travel halfway around the...
A boy wearing a doctor’s costume observes people during the 100th anniversary of Children’s Hospital at Fairyland.

Children’s Hospital Oakland celebrates 100th birthday at Fairyland

At Children’s Fairyland on Saturday, a three-tiered yellow and pink birthday cake stood towering several feet in height, papered with handwritten messages like, “Thank you for our son,” “Thanks for helping our daughter live a...

Children’s Hospital Oakland cuts the ribbon on new room for seriously ill children

On Wednesday, the palliative care suite at Oakland Children’s Hospital and Research center was re-named “The Edward W. and Yuri H. Chin Reflection Room” in honor of a pledge of $250,000 from the couple. The...

Notes & Words announces hospital benefit lineup, essay contest

It’s almost springtime in Oakland, and that means Notes & Words is back. The annual event brings authors and musicians together on stage at The Fox Theater to benefit Children’s Hospital Oakland Research.
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At Children’s Hospital Oakland, experts work to prevent injury, improve performance in young athletes

Conceived as a preventative branch of the hospital’s already booming Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, the athlete development program centers on training kids and teenagers involved in a wide swath of sports. The goal...
Nurses and supporters waved signs during Thursday's strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Oakland nurses march and strike in protest of benefit cuts

An estimated 21,000 healthcare workers joined picket lines, attended rallies or simply stayed home from work in protest of proposed employee benefit cuts at 40 hospitals across California.