Fiona Ma walks with Todd Suntrapak in this Valley Children's Hospital photo.

published on December 10, 2019 - 4:02 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Valley Children’s Hospital has received official state recognition for provisions of care, courtesy of State Treasurer Fiona Ma.

Ma visited the hospital on Monday, presenting officials with a resolution recognizing the quality of care, programs and services.

“I’ve personally witnessed the good work this hospital does — it provides excellent care to more than 1.3 million children across Central California,” Ma said. “I’m inspired by how they serve one of California’s most vulnerable populations.”

In 2004, 2008 and last year, California voters made children’s health care and hospitals a top priority by approving three successive Children’s Hospital Bond Acts to ensure that children’s hospitals can continue to meet the specialty care needs of children.

“From the passage of the first bond act in 2004, Valley Children’s commitment has been to ensure that these funds are carefully and strategically invested throughout our hospital to improve access to care and to upgrade our technology and equipment,” said Todd Suntrapak, president and CEO of Valley Children’s. “All to make sure our Valley’s kids have the best care possible close to home.”

During her visit, Ma observed a demonstration of the hospital’s extracorporeal life support capabilities that provide lifesaving treatment for infants and children with failing heart and lung functions. She also visited the hospital’s emergency department and trauma center.

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