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Why Donate to Loma Linda University Health Children's Hospital?

  • Your donation supports the only dedicated Children's Hospital in the region.

  • We serve 1.2 million Inland Empire children - and we are the only destination for the sickest and most critically injured.

  • We admit 15,000 children annually and provide ambulatory care to another 160,000.

  • We are part of the Inland Empire's only designated Level 1 Trauma Center - one of only five in California.

  • Our wholeness practices are life changing, unique and integrate to everything we do.

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Build a Healthy Tomorrow for Our Children and Our Community

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In 2020, we will no longer be able to use major portions of our Hospital for our sickest patients due to our state’s stringent new seismic requirements. With so many children and families depending on us for lifesaving care, we have an opportunity to build a new children’s facility. At Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital our commitment is to keeping our region’s children healthy and happy. Give today and help build hope and expand our opportunity to care for even more children through Vision 2020.

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Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital’s Impact on the Community

  • 1,200,000
    California youth rely on Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital as their sole children’s hospital.
  • 86,550
    Inpatients and outpatients treated at Children’s Hospital in 2016-2017.
  • 1,200
    Children that are critically ill or injured are transported to the Children’s Hospital from surrounding hospitals each year.

Your Donations At Work

Learn about the new areas coming soon to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital thanks to your generous donations.

  • Children's Hospital Lobby
  • More Space for Healing & Teaching
  • Private Patient Rooms
  • Children's Tower School Room
  • Children's Physical and Occupational Therapy Room
  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department
  • TotalCare Birth Center
  • Expanding our NICU
  • Children's Hospital Lobby

    Our new health care complex and Children's Tower will be an extension of our unique compassionate whole child care approach.

    The healing process begins as you step into the new Children's Hospital lobby. Carefully considered furnishings and sound design will provide a soothing reprieve from the stresses of sickness and injury.

    Through a new interactive design process, we will incorporate the most advanced technology as we develop creative solutions to our patients' space and flow needs.

  • More Space for Healing & Teaching

    Patients who come to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital truly benefit from the wonderful advantages of our academic health science center. Here our medical teams are not only care providers, but faculty who research and develop the latest therapies and treatments.

    The new Children's Hospital tower and floor designs will provide 40 percent more space for patient care and teaching. This will ensure privacy for patients and their information, enhanced comfort for children and their families and space for advances in new patient-care technology.

    Proper academic and consulting spaces will also provide areas for medical students and professors to confer without disrupting traffic, compromising privacy or disturbing patients.

    Children's Hospital Bed Counts

    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Projected 100
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - Projected 117
    • Medical/Surgical Units - Projected 112
    • TotalCare Birth Center - Projected 44
    • TOTAL - 373
  • Private Patient Rooms

    Private rooms create a more homelike atmosphere and provide a special level of comfort, which is increasingly recognized as having a positive impact on patients, satisfaction, healing and clinical outcomes. Single patient rooms are also shown to reduce the risk of infections and increase patient safety. In the new tower, 100 percent will be private single-child rooms.
  • Children's Tower School Room

    Some children stay in our hospital not just a few weeks, but for months at a time. A dedicated school, with a licensed teacher on staff, allows these children to continue their education during their treatment.

    Located centrally on the 6th floor of the new tower, the school is integral to the future success and healing of our children.

  • Children's Physical and Occupational Therapy Room

    At our Children's Hospital physical and occupational therapy help children regain necessary abilities for their best recovery. The new tower will have a dedicated pediatric OT/PT treatment room located on the 9th floor for children to relearn life skills, like tying their shoes, buttoning a shirt, brushing their hair and even walking.

    At Loma Linda University Children's Hospital our specialized therapists have an amazing way of encouraging children by throwing some fun into their healing process while helping them reach their full potential to live healthier, whole lives.

  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department

    The expanded Children's Hospital tower will include a dedicated emergency department with ambulance access from the main thruway - Barton Road. With nearly two times more space than our current emergency department, we will be able to treat more pediatric trauma patients.

    Children require specialized treatment that is very different from adult medicine. Having a completely dedicated pediatric emergency department will allow our expert pediatric medical team to focus only on these children. Their expertise will make all the difference in the lives of our children.

  • TotalCare Birth Center

    The new TotalCare Birth Center will offer the full spectrum of services for babies and parents - from the earliest stages of pregnancy through the first few months of life.

    As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we are equipped to address even the most complicated cases with advanced technology and world-class specialists on-site at all times. As the only birth center in our region offering this level of care, we treat a large number of high-risk pregnancies - including many referred to us from other hospitals.

    The new TotalCare Birth Center will include a special labor and delivery room for high-risk pregnancies, tow dedicated C-section surgical suites with direct access to an infant stabilization room via pass-through windows, and three bays for post-anesthesia recovery.

  • Expanding our NICU

    Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the most advanced in the world and one of the first neuro NICUs in the nation. With the building of the new Children's Hospital tower, valuable clinical space will now be available for the expansion of our current NICU.

    The new NICU will occupy twice its current floor space and accommodate up to 100 babies, each in a private room. The space is also programmed for an on-site infant MRI utilizing new technology - found almost nowhere else in the U.S. - to address safety, immobilization and other challenges of infant imaging.

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We Build Hope for Tomorrow

Together, we build hope for tomorrow with a new Children’s Hospital tower and a healthier future for our families and communities.

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We are building to meet the growing needs of our community

  • Private rooms for our tiniest patients

  • Dedicated Children's Emergency Department

  • New State-of-the-Art Children Hospital Tower

Adriana's Story

The Girl Who Never Died

Adriana defied all odds as a teen surviving a rare, aggressive cancer. Now she continues the legacy of those who saved her life, saving the littlest lives at LLUCH

Adriana Mossontte is one of over 1,000 nurses working at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. She works on the 84-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), caring for the most delicate babies in the Inland Empire. Adriana carries her patients — and their parents — through times of struggle and recovery, tubes, tests and pokes, all things she herself is all too familiar with.

The 20-pound tumor

At 14, Adriana had been experiencing intense pain in her back and had difficulty breathing at times. Her pediatrician advised it was nothing more than growing pains. However, when the “growing pains” persisted, her mom decided it was time to see a new doctor.

It was September of 2000. Having just started her freshman year of high school in Norco, Adriana paid a visit to her new doctor along with her mom. The doctor thought perhaps Adriana had a heart murmur and ordered a chest X-ray — and that’s when they got the news.

Adriana was officially diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in and affects the white blood cells. She was admitted to LLU Children’s Hospital and didn’t leave for three months. The pain and difficulty breathing was being caused by a large tumor in her chest.

“I just remember them telling me I had a 20-pound tumor growing inside of me,” Adriana recalls.

Currently, only about 5 percent of all childhood cancers in the Unites States are non-Hodgkin lymphomas, according to the American Cancer Society.

“Nurses were the best part of everything, she says. “They were my mom if my mom wasn’t there. They really, really care for their patients.”

Adriana was not expected to survive. Because of the size and position of her tumor, it was inoperable. Adriana’s oncology team at the time chose an aggressive course of treatment to fight off the cancer.

Much to everyone’s surprise, the tumor was shrinking, but it just wouldn’t go away. “Chemo left a calcification around the ribs and heart where it could never be penetrated. The cancer would always come back, but I was still here. Everyone called me ‘the girl who wouldn’t die.’”

In 2001, Adriana was scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant but at the last minute she made the decision to not go through with it. “Something was telling me I wouldn’t survive, and my doctor trusted me.”

A month after she cancelled the bone marrow transplant, Adriana received a stem cell transplant. This seemed to offer some hope. She was 15.

Paying it forward

Despite the trials and tribulations she experienced at LLU Children’s Hospital, Adriana knew she always wanted to come back to give to others the same care that she received.

After college, Adriana made her way to LLU School of Nursing and graduated in 2009.

Now 32, Adriana is married with two children and has been a NICU nurse for eight years. She attributes her success as a nurse to her whole experience as a patient. “I am 100 percent here because of the nurses who cared for me. They were everything”

And that is what she is aiming to be to her patients.

“I am so much more empathetic. These kids are going through the toughest time of their lives. To know that I was there once — what these parents feel like with their struggling kids. You can’t teach that,” she says.

“My experience allows me to be calmer, more compassionate. There are times I have to say a task doesn’t matter right now, but letting a mom hold her baby for another five minutes…she might not get that again.”

Patient Stories

Your online donation can make all the difference. Read how Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital impacted these children’s lives.

  • "Sarah’s comfort and care was always top priority. The care she received made all the difference in her survival and recovery, I cannot imagine going to any other Children’s Hospital." - Paula M.

  • "As long as we had help from Loma Linda, we knew that Sabrina could have the long life that God had intended for her to have." - Bethany R.

  • "Even though he's been through so much, he's such a happy baby. Loma Linda University Children's Hospital brought a family together. They gave us our son, healthy." - Gian

  • "Paisley got a second chance at life. So, quite frankly, it feels like a second chance for Rick and me, too. We just couldn't even imagine a life without her." - Charity, mother of Paisley