At Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, we put children first in our endeavors, whether clinical, research or teaching. We believe that a better future lies in our obligation to children today.
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized care for infants, children and adolescents. The mission of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, an essential component of UCLA Health System, is to provide treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, and, as a teaching hospital, to conduct research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases. In addition to our inpatient facilities, the outpatient clinics of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA serve more than 98,000 patients each year.
In addition to providing medical services, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is involved in grassroots legislation for children's issues. Members of the hospital's board, faculty and administrators have met with representatives at the city, state and federal levels to discuss legislation affecting children and the ability to render healthcare. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA focuses on these issues because children do not have a voice in determining policy that will impact their lives. And Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is a world leader in research to benefit and improve the health of children. In FY 2006-'07, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA received more than $22 million in research grants and contracts.
Heart Cards: Shawnee, who celebrated her 13th birthday in March 2006, is a patient at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. She has undergone two heart transplants, the first in infancy and the other in 2006. The three hearts represent the three hearts in her life and the hope she has for the future. Proceeds from these cards help to support patient care at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
We invite your support of our efforts to provide the best medical care possible to sick and injured children.
How You Can Make a Difference
Gifts may be made either by calling the Development office at (310) 267-1852, or on line . When designating a gift on line, in the box "Yes! I would like to support:" choose "UCLA Medical Sciences" and in the next box choose "Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA."
- Unrestricted gifts are used where they are most urgently needed for primary and specialized care.
- Donations may be made to cancer; kidney, heart, or liver disease; immunity malfunctions; infectious diseases; genetic or neurological conditions; and intensive care divisions, among others. Donations are also welcome for Pediatric Pain Management, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Life/Child Development programs, or other areas. If you would like to designate your gift to a specific area or program, please indicate this in the space provided for comments.
- Capital gifts will support the new Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA that will be housed on the fifth floor of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
- Naming opportunities exist for donors who want to make a lasting legacy for the benefit of children.
Please contact us for more information about capital gifts and naming opportunities at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
Erica Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 267-1836
Paula Jensik - email@example.com (310) 267-1832