Ducky Event, "Ducky Goes Western"
All Children's Hospital Guild Beach Branch held the "Ducky Event" on March 18, 2017. This 12th annual "Ducky" event (whose namesake is — what else? — a sassy yellow rubber duck) featured cocktails, music, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, games, prize opportunities, and more.
In July 2015, the Guild’s nine Branches began work on four-year pledge to raise $1,350,000 by June 2019. One million of this will go to support pediatric nursing excellence, creating a culture that has the best patient outcomes and the best work environment by achieving Magnet Status, which is considered the “Gold Standard” for nursing. Components of this objective include (1) developing Clinical Nurse leaders in neurology, heart, asthma and pulmonology, (2) funding nursing research, (3) promoting nursing education by collaborating with local college for in-hospital training and (4) increasing the number of higher education degrees and pediatric certifications. The remaining $350,000 will purchase a new state-of-the-art pediatric ambulance.