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SF Giants & Slice House support GMCH!
Dec 3, 2015
Life Around the House
The Fall/Winter 2015 Edition of the George Mark Newsletter is available online.
May 21, 2015
Buster Tweets @GMCH!
Feb 19, 2015
You are the Heart of our House!
“George Mark is a magical place. We feel totally confident that our child will be carefully and tenderly cared for by trained professionals. The staff is awesome.”
‐Melinda, George Mark parent
It’s a typical day at George Mark Children’s House…
The Palliative Aquatics team is carefully taking a young patient into the spa for another soothing, therapeutic session. A volunteer walks with a child through the gardens in the warm sunshine. The admissions team speaks with families and physicians about potential stays at the house.
None of our daily routine would be possible without you. Your generous support enables our incredible staff to do what they do best: provide top quality medical care and support to children and families when they need it most.
A stellar example of your support at work is Isabelle White, one of our highly skilled pediatric nurses. Isabelle came to George Mark after working for forty years as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Oakland. She now works as a nursing manager at George Mark Children’s House. Revered by our patient families, Isabelle is just one of the many gifted staff who make George Mark Children’s House what it is – a home away from home for families in need.
Nurses are the heart of our house, and your support makes their tender and compassionate care possible. This Valentine’s Day, please consider making a loving gift to support the children, young adults, and families who come to George Mark Children’s House.
“Families just want to be families, and they want to be together. That’s what this house was built on,” says Isabelle.
George Mark Children’s House provides a welcoming, comfortable space in a medical environment – creating the comforts of home more than any hospital can.
Isabelle witnesses families who are facing profoundly challenging times. The care and compassion that staff members put into their work has a deep and lasting positive impact on each George Mark family. As Isabelle explains, “Families will have these memories forever, and we want to do what we can to help make these memories as rich and meaningful as possible.”
Being a nurse at George Mark Children’s House means developing a close relationship with the families we serve. While providing top quality care, Isabelle also serves as mentor and teacher, helping families gain the confidence they need to care for their child at home.
The children and young adults who stay at George Mark Children’s House are critically ill, with conditions that often cannot be cured. Isabelle reflects on the mission of George Mark: “While we cannot change the outcome, we make sure the family has the care and support they need and deserve, and the opportunity to make the most of the time they have together.”
Your generous support of George Mark Children’s House makes it possible to continue this compassionate and exemplary model of pediatric palliative care – one that makes a profound difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
Thank you for all that you do in support of George Mark Children’s House.
Director of Advancement
P.P.S. We appreciate your support! George Mark Children’s House exists because of donors like you.
Dec 23, 2014
Geoge Mark Newsletter!
The latest George Mark Children's House Newsletter is available online.
The staff is very caring and understanding. [My son] gets totally spoiled while he’s there and we know he’s having a great time.
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