Bohemian Nights Event

By on November 4, 2013

The Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center Dials 911, The Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Answers the Call…

The Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, which opened in 1993, is the only emergency care center in the region dedicated to caring for children and the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in San Diego County.  Back in 1993, the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) was built to support up to 25,000 visits a year.

Now, twenty years later, Rady Children’s Hospital receives approximately 70,000 emergency care visits each year.  This means that the ED is currently servicing San Diego County at 280% of the level anticipated in 1993!  To help address this phenomenal growth, on January 25th 2014 at the Grand Del Mar, the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Rancho Santa Fe Unit will dedicate their annual fundraising Gala to support the expansion, staffing and upgrading of the Emergency Department.

 “The Emergency Department at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego is our ‘front door’ in providing clinical expertise with compassion and rapid response to assure optimum outcomes for our pediatric patients. Our nursing, physician, and ancillary staff provide comprehensive care for everything from broken bones, respiratory ailments, flu symptoms and unusual rashes to traumatic injuries from falls, motor vehicle accidents, or bike collisions”, said Lesley Ann Carlson, Director, Emergency Care Center.

As the numbers attest, San Diego families have come to depend on the emergency services offered by Rady Children’s Hospital.  The Abboud’s are just one of the families who are grateful for the outstanding team at the ED.  The Abboud’s daughter Anastasie (Tasie) almost died when a 250-pound statue fell on her. The emergency medical team from

Roni McGuire and Sandra den Uijl

Roni McGuire and Sandra den Uijl

Rady Children’s Hospital saved the little girl, who had severe head injuries and complications. The Healing Arts program also played a major role in her recovery. Tasie’s rapid recovery exceeded everyone’s expectations, and she was released sooner than anyone had predicted. Amazingly, she is now doing incredibly well in a language immersion kindergarten!

Sandra den Uijl and Roni McGuire, co-chairs for this year’s Gala, joined the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary in 2009.  “We met while working on the gala auction committee our first year and we were truly touched by the children, as well as the extraordinary commitment of our fellow auxiliary unit members and gala donors.  Each year, we witnessed the positive impact on children’s lives resulting from donations raised at our unit’s gala and we were inspired to become more involved.” said McGuire.

The Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit is energized and excited by the prospects for the restyled Gala, “Bohemian Nights”, featuring international rock star musician, David Garrett.  As den Uijl said, “We have a great gala committee working hard to put on an amazing event!  It will be a night of wonderful music, food, wine and friends that will raise money needed by a deserving cause in support of the children of San Diego.” There will be fabulous silent and live auction items:  a magnificent five home compound in Hawaii, an exclusive wine tasting trip to Napa Valley, high-end designer jewelry and more.  Please help us answer the call!

The “Bohemian Nights” Gala will be held at the Grand Del Mar on January 25th, 2014.  To buy tickets, reserve a table, or for information about sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, visit

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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