To enhance the health and nutrition of underserved children in the San Diego-Tijuana Mega Region primarily through the support of Hospital Infantil de las Californias.
Hospital Infantil de las Californias
Hospital Infantil offers outpatient services in 25 specialties and services (including day surgeries, dental, ophthalmology, orthopedics, physical therapy, etc.) in a 56,000 square foot facility. Over 60% of the staff is volunteer and no child is turned away for inability to pay.
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Meeting the Need
The Foundation was formed in response to an urgent need for a pediatric medical center in Northwestern Mexico. Until 1994, Baja California was the only Mexican state bordering the U.S. without a medical specialty care center for children. Concerned pediatric professionals joined forces with civic, business, and academic leaders from Mexico, Canada and the United States in an effort to fill this void. According to Mexican law, this project is legally classified as one of the very few “private non-profit” institutions in Mexico. Today, Hospital Infantil treats over 4000 patients every month from both sides of the border.