Child Health Leaders to Hold Summit on Health Care Reform

-- Free public event sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Fund.
“Why California’s Children Need Health Reform,” with special video remarks by U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.
(This event is open to the public, free of charge, and breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Paul Brest Hall at Munger Building 4
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford University
Scheduled to speak:

  • Irwin Redlener, Children’s Health Fund
  • Jim Kaufman, National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
  • Ted Lempert, Children Now!
  • Seth Ammerman, MD, Packard Children’s Hospital; Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Paul Wise, MD, MPH, Packard Children’s Hospital; Stanford School of Medicine
  • David Bergman, MD, Packard Children’s Hospital; Stanford School of Medicine
  • Lisa Wise, Lead Parent of the Parent Advisory Council at Packard Children’s Hospital

Please RSVP to Pamela Bohlmann, 650-724-1026 or, by March 24, 2010


About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is the largest Bay Area health care enterprise exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Long recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best, we are a leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, with care ranging from the routine to rare, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we can be accessed through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 60 locations in Northern California and 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more at and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. You can also discover how we are Building the Hospital of the Future. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


About Children’s Health Fund
Children’s Health Fund was created in in 1987 in response to an unacceptable situation. For thousands of kids packed into New York City’s homeless shelters, their chance for the future was dim. That inspired singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, to do something life-changing for these children. Adequate medical care was an essential first step in helping them to be healthy and ready to learn, to have dreams and the hope of achieving them. Today, Children’s Health Fund has 50 mobile clinics, each a “doctor’s offices on wheels,” serving hundreds of locations across the country. And, over the past 26 years, the organization has grown to support almost 250,000 health care visits each year for disadvantaged children.  For more information, visit