Meet the Miracle Maker: Jenny Belke

Child Life Specialist Jenny Belke with Canine Companions for Independence facility dog, Huggie. Helping kids with cancer is no easy feat. There’s so much uncertainty. So much fear. How do you explain something like cancer to a child? Just ask UC Davis Children’s Hospital Child Life Specialist, Jenny Belke. Her abili [...]

By | 2019-12-30T21:57:09+00:00 December 28, 2019|Uncategorized|

Runners support pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital with annual donation and mini marathon

The Sacramento Running Association presented a $15,000 check to UC Davis Children's Hospital. As the chief beneficiary of the California International Marathon (CIM) and the Sacramento Running Association (SRA), UC Davis Children's Hospital received a $15,000 check this December to support a full range of children's [...]

By | 2019-12-30T21:14:04+00:00 December 23, 2019|Uncategorized|

San Francisco 49ers Arik Armstead visits kids at UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Local boy and San Francisco 49ers Defensive End, Arik Armstead, delivers gifts to pediatric patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital. There’s Santa and then there’s Arik. Arik Armstead, that is. The other “big guy in red.” During the holiday season, Armstead tag teams with Santa to bring gifts to kids hospitalized a [...]

By | 2019-12-20T19:39:45+00:00 December 20, 2019|Uncategorized|

New UC Davis Children’s Hospital ambulance delivers Santa to visit hospitalized kids

This new ambulance served as Santa's ride to UC Davis Children's Hospital. Pediatric patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital got a special delivery just in time for the holidays …  Santa! He arrived via the new state-of-the-art, child friendly ambulance funded by donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (C [...]

By | 2019-12-19T01:22:11+00:00 December 19, 2019|Uncategorized|

CMN-funded milk analyzer machine helps UC Davis Children’s Hospital NICU preemies

Born at least three weeks before their expected delivery date, premature babies usually have very low birth weight and need extra protein, fat, vitamins and minerals to help them grow and build strong bones. Enter the new milk analyzer machine funded through donations to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at UC Davis Ch [...]

By | 2019-12-18T22:30:33+00:00 December 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Constant connection: UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s NICU webcam program expands access

Every Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) bed at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is now set up with a webcam thanks to a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals grant. Th webcams allow parents and families to see their baby through a secure connection from a home computer, tablet or cellphone 24/7, even when they are not at [...]

By | 2019-12-17T20:45:22+00:00 December 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s virtual toy drive is underway, “Click” to help hospitalized kids during the holidays

Isaac loves Hot Wheels! What will "Santa" bring kids at UC Davis Children's Hospital this year? UC Davis Children’s Hospital's first ever virtual holiday toy drive is underway. This replaces the hospital’s traditional toy drive at the UC Davis MIND Institute. The new online format will allow staff to better accommod [...]

By | 2019-12-18T22:40:05+00:00 December 17, 2019|Uncategorized|

Patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital get “gift” from Nordstrom this holiday season

Nordstrom continues its holiday tradition of giving back this year by partnering with nonprofit organizations like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN). Through Dec. 31, Nordstrom customers can help local children by donating online or buying a $10 giving-tree card in stores to support CMN at UC Davis Children’s [...]

By | 2019-12-17T22:46:14+00:00 December 17, 2019|Campaign|

Out-of-state family chooses UC Davis Children’s Hospital for life-changing heart procedure

From the beginning, Katie Herrmann faced incredible odds.  She was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, an extra chromosome which disrupts development and can lead to death. Born early at 2 pounds, 7 ounces in Pennsylvania, Katie’s prematurity and Trisomy 18-related medical complications threatened her life. Among the challenge [...]

By | 2019-12-06T21:06:46+00:00 December 5, 2019|Uncategorized|