Sanford Childrens and Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego Hold Grand Opening

Sanford Children's Partners with Rady Children's to bring Pediatric Care to Oceanside Area.

(Sioux Falls, SD and Oceanside, CA) – Sanford Children’s in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego will soon open the doors to a new clinic for children in Oceanside, CA that offers pediatric specialty services including primary and urgent care all under one roof. The 28,500-square-foot facility at 3605 Vista Way is made possible by a $2.5 million donation from the Wygod’s Rose Foundation to Sanford Health. Both organizations held a grand opening celebration today.

Sanford Children’s and Rady Children’s are sharing space in the building, which is designed to resemble a castle. Sanford Children’s operates a general pediatric clinic in 6,000 square feet of the space. Rady Children’s has consolidated four nearby specialty clinics, providing specialty services all under one roof. In addition, an after-hours urgent care clinic will be available.

“We are thrilled to officially be a part of the Oceanside community,” said Dave Link, senior executive vice president, Sanford Health. “This is an exciting day for health care in this area, particularly pediatric health care. Sanford Health is committed to pioneering quality health care and innovative research on a global level. It’s a mission that positively impacts all of our patients whether they are in California or the Midwest.”

There are more than 110,000 children within a ten mile radius of the clinic, and the new facility provides quality health care that is comprehensive, convenient and close to home. Sanford Children’s Clinic will open with Donald Miller, MD from Children's Primary Care Medical Group, with additional pediatricians to join in the future. Dr. Miller will begin seeing patients April 4. Rady Children’s will provide pediatric subspecialty care, psychiatry, developmental services, the Chadwick Center, and an after-hours urgent care clinic.

“Rady Children’s collaboration with Sanford Health represents a great partnership for excellence in care serving the north coastal community,” said Kathleen Sellick, President and CEO of Rady Children’s. “The variety of services offered – developmental evaluations, occupational therapy, urgent care, pediatric subspecialty physician services, the expertise of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families -- will provide parents with an expanded and vitally needed range of care.”

The Sanford Children’s Clinic in Oceanside is the second Sanford Children’s World Clinic to open its doors. It is part of the initiatives outlined after a $400 million donation to Sanford Health from Denny Sanford in 2007. Sanford Children’s Clinic in Duncan, OK opened August 2009. Sanford Children’s Clinic in Klamath Falls, OR is planning a summer 2012 opening. In addition, a clinic in Dublin, Ireland is expected to open late 2012.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing an international clinic in Ireland.

Sanford Health includes 32 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 900 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.

About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, the largest children’s hospital in California, is a 442-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center.

On October 10, 2010, Rady Children's opened the Acute Care Pavilion, a LEED-Certified (green) building that is home to the incredible new Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the state-of-the-art Warren Family Surgical Center, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for our community’s most fragile newborns. In August 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the nation’s best in five pediatric specialties. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org.


Contact:
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
605-328-7056 or 605-366-2432 | stacy.jones@sanfordhealth.org

Ben Metcalf  | Rady Children’s Hospital Public Information Officer
858-966-8579 or 619-822-8593  |  bmetcalf@rchsd.org