Thursday , June 20 2024

Valley Children's Makes a Comeback, Major Changes at Hospital

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<p>Children’s Hospital in Madera has officially taken on it’s old name – Valley Children’s Hospital- a name trusted in the valley, once again.&nbsp; The hospital is also introducing a new healthcare network and an expanded partnership with Stanford Children’s Health.</p><p>The changes were announced on Wednesday.</p><p>What’s old is new again.&nbsp; The former Children’s Hospital of Central California has changed it’s name back to Valley Children’s.&nbsp; The announcement Wednesday was celebrated by hundreds of staff members.</p><p>Valley Children’s Healthcare President and CEO Todd Suntrapak says, &quot;We’ll be reinvesting in the Valley and that will be tens of millions of dollars.&quot;</p><p>Patients unveiled the changes just in time for the holidays.&nbsp; Valley Children’s Healthcare will be a network of physicians and clinics around the region.&nbsp; The hospital will also expand it’s relationship with Stanford Children’s Health.&nbsp; Both changes share a common goal.</p><p>&quot;The focus is the patient, the children, how to keep them well, how to keep them closer to home, and how families can be together just down the street,&quot; says Suntrapak.</p><p>That’s music to one father’s ears who has a son getting treatment at the hospital.</p><p>Chris Law says, &quot;Anything that will help make sure that we have better access to better care- we’re excited for that.&quot;</p><p>It will be a work in progress spanning several years.&nbsp; A commitment to the Valley, to kids and their parents, that better, more accessible healthcare is on it’s way.</p><p>Chief Nursing Officer Beverly Hayden-Pugh says, &quot;Through the development of Valley Children’s Healthcare, there will be kids that we can help care for that never need to come here which, would be wonderful.&quot;<br /></p></div>

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