Art, science and philanthropy came together May 6 for Kaleidoscope 5, a benefit for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, taking as its theme “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.”
Presented by Harry Winston, the festive gala honored Alexandra and Sean Parker for their philanthropic leadership, Gwyneth Paltrow for her advocacy of healthy living and 12-year-old Kaiis Davis Jarrahy for his courage.
Then, at evening’s end, “Coldplay” frontman Chris Martin closed the gala with a surprise performance.
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Mattel, Inc. announced today a $50 million gift to UCLA Health that will fund an expansion of the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and help establish a world-class pediatric care center and research hub focused on improving children’s health. A committed partner for more than 20 years, Mattel has provided more than $80 million to UCLA in support of the university and health care system.
This donation from Mattel — the largest ever made to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital — enables the hospital to build a “kids-only” system of care, ensuring the child’s experience remains the No. 1 focus through facilities designed with patients and families in mind. In addition, the gift will help the hospital continually improve care and outcomes; ensure that all staff is specialized in treating children; and better integrate play and health during treatment to comfort children when they need it most.
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UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital has been recognized for excellence in all 10 specialties measured in the 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospital rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. Two programs placed in the top 20 nationally – nephrology (8) and orthopedics (19). Also ranked were endocrinology (21), cardiology (25), gastroenterology (25), cancer (26), neurology/neurosurgery (31), urology (32), neonatology (37) and pulmonology (39).
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties. Of 183 hospitals surveyed, 78 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital placed in all 10 categories. Read more »
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is a recognized leader in pediatric surgery and an international referral center for a variety of specialized treatments. Surgeons at Mattel have pioneered the most successful techniques available for repairing pectus excavatum (or “sunken chest syndrome”) in adolescents and have led the charge against childhood obesity with novel gastric bypass surgery for extreme cases. In fact, Mattel has an entire surgical wing dedicated to patients undergoing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. Pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital benefit from unique technologically-advanced treatments – including robotic telemedicine. Collectively, the hospitals that comprise UCLA Health System rank among the top five health care systems in the U.S.
The Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration rankings highlight the 30 most technologically advanced children’s hospitals in the world. Read more »