It's also anniversary time, the second, for ChaiVillageLA. The pioneering collaboration between Temple Emanuel and Temple Isaiah is the first and only synagogue-based village in the country. Las Madrinas Debutante Ball set for Friday, Dec. 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
For the second straight year, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United States and No. 6 nationwide, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals rankings announced this week.
Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million this month to support CHLA's pediatric care and research.
The multi-center collaboration is dedicated to employing innovative therapies to improve outcomes for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a congenital heart defect in which the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped.
President Lisa Brandt thanked the crowd for joining Las Madrinas in its support of the research programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, speaking of its current project, a $5 million pledge for the Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program.
The Nov. 28 live broadcast is among many opportunities for Angelenos to support CHLA throughout the holiday season.
Three CHLA physician-researchers will study neuroblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia – two of the most aggressive childhood cancers. St. Baldrick's Foundation aims to raise $75,000 on Giving Tuesday.
“VR, especially immersive VR, draws heavily on the limited cognitive resource of attention by drawing the user’s attention away from the hospital environment and the medical procedures and into the virtual world,” said Dr. Jeffrey I. Gold.
An anxious adolescent showed up to have his blood drawn and was asked if he’d like to try virtual reality goggles. The boy agreed. A few minutes later he asked, “When are you going to take it?” According to Jeffrey I. Gold, Ph.D., the boy was surprised when he took off his headset and found that the blood sample had already been drawn and was on the table beside him.