Women & Children's Leadership Council
CPMC Foundation launches inaugural “Leadership Council”
By Madeleine Kahn
“Women and children’s services are the heart of the Medical Center,” concluded CPMC’s Women & Children’s Leadership Council, formed in June 2011 after a tour of the California campus. During this session, they toured the Pediatric Emergency Department, heard how “Child Life” professionals normalize time in the hospital for kids in intensive care, learned about new avenues in maternal-fetal health, and were particularly affected by hearing doctors speak about the compassionate, family-centered approach to treating patients that brought them to CPMC.
The Council brings together volunteers who are committed to issues in women and children’s health —such as treatment options for post-partum depression and pro-active asthma screenings for children— to learn more about CPMC’s leading-edge services and ultimately advocate for community support of the Medical Center.
Several members remarked on how fitting it is that this group of women is continuing the work begun by the female founders of the former Children’s Hospital (which later became CPMC’s California campus). As Council member Stacey Case puts it, “Women have always advocated for compassionate care for families.”
How you can help
Home to the city’s first Women & Children’s Center, CPMC handles more than half the births in San Francisco. Help support the Center and other critical medical programs by contacting CPMC Foundation at 415-600-4400 or cpmcf.org.
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- Children's Ambassador Program: comforting care for kids, peace of mind for parents.
- Tiny Treasure Tributes: your gift in honor of a special baby benefits women's & children’s health at CPMC.
- Learn about areas of need in women's & children's health and community health.
- Meet donors to women's & children's health throughout our community.