-Barbara Beach, M.D.
Co-Founder & Founding Medical Director
George Mark Children’s House is a nonprofit organization based in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. As the first freestanding pediatric palliative care center to open in the United States, George Mark Children’s House has been a leader in the pediatric palliative care movement since its inception in 2004.
George Mark Children’s House exists to serve families with children who have a serious medical illness and who are seeking family-centered medical care that emphasizes quality of life in a compassionate, supportive atmosphere. We are an extension of your own home: a place where kids can be kids and families can be families.
George Mark Children’s House meets a crucial need in the community by bridging the gap between hospital and home. We offer the comfort and warmth of home while providing excellent medical care that alleviates the suffering and stress of illness.