We savor special moments. Others we wish we could forget.
Wouldn’t you think moments spent in a children’s hospital would fall into the second category? Not according to the families I’m privileged to meet who come to Children’s Hospital Central California with an ill or injured child. These grateful families not only feel compelled to tell me about their experiences here, but also express their deep appreciation for the care they receive and the people providing that care.
They speak of the moment they knew they came to the right place.
They remember the first time they were greeted by their child’s doctor.
They mark the day their child turned a critical corner.
They brag about how well their child is doing now.
I’m humbled by every encounter and moved by the stories I hear. We capture just a few of these moments in this year’s Story Album. You’ll read about setbacks and victories, and you’ll see the faces of children and families who inspire us to be the best we can be.
In addition to sharing patient stories, we also feature true-to-life experiences that demonstrate how our programs meet specific needs at Children’s Hospital. You may be surprised to discover the impact these programs have on our staff as well as our patients and families. All the stories in this album highlight areas we’ve identified where your support will make a significant impact on the quality of care we provide.
As president and chief executive officer of one of the finest and most comprehensive pediatric medical facilities in the nation, I take very seriously our responsibility to promote the health and wellbeing of children. I’m honored to be part of an organization that plays such a significant role in people’s lives, and I’m humbled by the ongoing support Children’s Hospital receives from throughout California and beyond. We could not do the work we do without you. Your investment builds the bridge between possibilities and achievement, and enhances our ability to offer the level of care highlighted on the following pages.
Thank you for taking the time to read the 2014 Story Album.
President/Chief Executive Officer