Dr. Katrina Tesmer
2016 Physician of Excellence
Long-time CMCF Board member Dr. Katrina Tesmer was honored as an Orange County Physician of Excellence for the second straight year by the Orange County Medical Association.
Recipients of this prestigious award are nominated annually by their peers and patients for exemplifying the highest standards in health care provision, for the outstanding leadership qualities they exhibit, including the teaching and mentoring of younger physicians, and for their humanitarian service.
Dr. Tesmer is a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County where she has practiced medicine for seventeen years and is Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Orange County Global Medical Center.
We congratulate Dr. Tesmer for this well deserved honor!
LCCCH’s New Laminar Case for Sterile Infusions
The Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital is now better equipped to safely administer sterile infusions to its tiniest patients thanks to the delivery of a laminar case and a fresh supply of single-use medical supplies.
The delivery of these items was made possible by the hard work of Children’s Medical Care Foundation’s Board of Directors and the generosity of many donors and partner entities who have joined forces in an ongoing campaign aimed at bringing our 25-year partner’s medical inventories into parity with the skills and expertise of its staff, who are now regarded as the best trained in all of Ukraine.
The laminar case will help ensure that LCCCH’s littlest receive safe and sterile delivery of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), antibiotics and other needed infusions, and stands to greatly reduce complications that often occur after peripheral vein access.
CMCF wishes to thank our goodwill partners, the California Association to Aid Ukraine (CAAU) and the Lions Club Gdansk Neptune, for their generous assistance in bringing this important upgrade into being. It was a true team effort that is already positively impacting patient care at LCCCH.
On Sunday, June 14th, 2015, the Children’s Medical Care Foundation and the California Association to Aid Ukraine co-sponsored the 2015 Day at the Races to benefit the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital.
And They’re Off…
This event, held at the historic Santa Anita Park, brought together supporters, friends and family of these two partner organizations for an afternoon of great food, fancy headwear, friendly wagering and the thrill of watching nine separate races from a private section of the racetrack.
Event Organizers Shannon Micevych of CAAU and Phil Brewster, Vice President of CMCF (in hats) and Friends
Proceeds will help realize the renovation of Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital into Ukraine’s first state-of-the-art pediatric emergency and trauma center with the ability to treat the nation’s most critical cases.
Special appreciation goes Shannon Micevych and Phil Brewster, long time Board Members of CAAU and CMCF for their co-organization of the event. And heartfelt thanks to all who came out for this fun afternoon in support of a very worthy cause.
CMCF Vice President Dr. Smeeta Sardesai, one of the top neonatologists in Los Angeles, is featured in the Fall issue of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Good News magazine.
Along with treating critically ill infants for over 25 years, Dr. Sardesai has been a leading researcher into treatments for some of the illnesses most threatening to premature infants, as well as an inspiring teacher and mentor to aspiring neonatologists, including numerous CMCF Fellows in Eastern Europe.
Read Full Story – “Dr . Smeeta Sardesai – More than just a profession”
Children’s Medical Care Foundation in partnership with California Association to Aid Ukraine have launched a capital campaign to support the realization of the first “Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center in all of Ukraine, located at the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital. Read More