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Sanford Health Announces Sanford Children's Clinic in California and Partnership with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Date:4/22/2010

Philanthropic Donation from Martin and Pamela Wygod Supports Pediatric Care in Oceanside Area

Oceanside, CA (Vocus) April 22, 2010 -- Children in northwest San Diego County will soon have their own Castle of Care™. Sanford Health announced today plans to open a Sanford Children’s Clinic in Oceanside, CA. In partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, the primary care pediatric clinic is made possible by a $2.5 million donation from Pamela and Martin Wygod and the Rose Foundation.

A portion of the philanthropic donation from the Wygod family will be used to purchase a 28,500-square-foot building at Ocean Terrace Professional Center, 3605 Vista Way in Oceanside, CA. Sanford Children’s and Rady Children’s will share space in the building. Sanford Children’s will open a general pediatric clinic using 6,000 square feet of the building. Rady Children’s will consolidate four nearby specialty clinics into the facility, providing primary care, psychiatry, developmental services, various specialty clinics and the Chadwick Center, all under one roof. Additionally, an urgent care, after-hours clinic for children will be available within the building. The entire facility is expected to open spring 2011.

“Rady Children’s and Sanford Children’s both provide outstanding care and are collaborating to bring additional pediatric care to this area for children and families in this community, “ said Dave Link, Senior Executive Vice President, Sanford Health-MeritCare. “We are very grateful to the Wygod’s and the Rose Foundation for their support of children’s healthcare. There are more than 110,000 children within a ten mile radius of this clinic, and this facility will provide them a convenient and comprehensive location for their care.”

“Rady Children’s collaboration with Sanford Health represents a great partnership for excellence in care serving the north coastal community,” said Kathleen Sellick, President and CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital. “The variety of services offered – developmental evaluations, occupational therapy, urgent care, pediatric subspecialty physician services, the expertise of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families -- will provide parents with an expanded and vitally needed range of care.”

"Marty and I are honored to share the vision of bringing exceptional pediatric care to the Oceanside area. Sanford Health and Rady Children's Hospital are to be congratulated on their collaboration to make this vision a reality,” said Pamela Wygod, President of the Rose Foundation.

The Sanford Children’s Clinic in Oceanside is the third Sanford Children’s World Clinic announced by Sanford Health as part of the initiatives outlined after a $400 million donation from Denny Sanford in 2007. Sanford Children’s Clinic in Duncan, OK opened August 2009. Sanford Children’s Clinic in Belize City, Belize will break ground May 2010 and open in 2011.

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About Sanford Children’s Hospital
A part of the Sanford Health & MeritCare system, Sanford Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care in its region. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the 146-bed Sanford Children’s Hospital includes 76 general pediatric beds, as well as 58 neonatal intensive care beds and 12 pediatric intensive care beds, all in private family suites. With more than 200 pediatric and family medicine physicians and more than 350 pediatric-trained staff, Sanford Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient and clinic services for pediatric patients and their families in a family-centered environment designed to meet the unique healing needs of children. A leader in children’s healthcare for nearly a century, Sanford Children’s will continue to revolutionize healthcare with this facility, as it will serve as a home base for several new pediatric clinics to be built around the world in the near future. For more information, visit www.sanfordchildrens.org.

About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital is a 261-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial Counties. As the sole hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare, Rady Children's is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. On October 10, 2010, Rady Children's will open the Acute Care Pavilion, a LEED-Certified (green) building that will be home to the incredible new Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the state-of-the-art Warren Family Surgical Center, and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for our community’s tiniest and most fragile babies In 2001, Rady Children’s formed a partnership with the University of California-San Diego to unify pediatric patient care, research, education, and community service programs. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org

About Pamela and Martin Wygod and the Rose Foundation
Martin and Pamela Wygod have been engaged philanthropists for 20 years. The Rose Foundation, a private family foundation, was established in 1992. Pamela S.Wygod is the President and runs the Foundation with the CEO, Dixie Newman, R.N. The Foundation has a focus on women and children’s issues, domestic violence, and health and wellness. Philanthropic donations from the Rose Foundation include The Rose Pavilion at Rady Children’s Hospital (2001) and a host of other non profits programs throughout the United States; The Alzheimer’s Association, Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, Interfaith Community Services, Monarch School, UCSD, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Lotts Creek Medical Assistance Program, National Transplant Assistance Fund, ARTS, Voices for Children, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Alliance for Lupus Research, Gynecologic Cancer Association, Clemson University Foundation, Senior Community Centers and Duke University.

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