In August, 2014, Children’s Medical Care Foundation partners with California Association to Aid Ukraine to launch the planning for future fundraising efforts 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.
LCCCH has steadily distinguished itself as a regional leader in pediatric care, and this Capital Campaign, with its preliminary budget estimate of $1.5 million, will fund renovation of four floors, including associated furnishings and medical accessories, enabling it to treat a greater proportion of the nation’s most serious pediatric healthcare challenges. Donated medical equipment has already been secured.
On March 15, 2013, Andriy Sadovyy, Mayor of Lviv, and Bjoern Martinoff, President of CMCF, signed the first “Declaration on Cooperation Agreement” expanding the “International Building of Medical Bridges” partnership by supporting Fellowships for pediatric specialists and nurses from the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital (LCCCH), as well as other children’s hospitals in the Lviv region. Fellows will train at “Centers of Excellence” in Poland and other Western European hospitals and universities. Dr. Yuriy Shymanski of the Polish Council of Resuscitation has committed to training all LCCCH medical personnel in pediatric emergency and trauma care – your donations will fund this capital campaign and training. Much of LCCCH’s success can be attributed to its 20 year partnership with CMCF. To date, 107 Ukrainian Fellowships have been sponsored, 35% of whom were pediatric specialists from LCCCH.
DONATIONS VITALLY NEEDED
Until a few short months ago. LCCCH was on the path to becoming the first-of-its-kind in all of Ukraine Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Center, with the ability to treat the nation’s most critical cases at a level that is on par with the West. Since that time, national budgets have been re-prioritized away from health care and toward the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital Capital Campaign, with its preliminary budget estimate of $1.5 million, will fund renovation of four floors including associated furnishing and medical accessories. Donated medical equipment has already been secured.