Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has officially opened their Preventative Healthcare Center

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has officially opened the Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation and Cashman Family Foundation Preventative Healthcare Center.

It’s Nevada’s first pediatric physical medicine center.

It has more than 1400 square feet of space and a full-service gym with the latest therapy equipment.

The center is expected to help patients rehabilitate following surgeries and procedures, but it will also prevent secondary comorbidities from developing.

Cure 4 the Kids Foundation Tees up 9th Annual Golf 4 The Kids

Cure 4 the Kids Foundation Tees up 9th Annual Golf 4 The Kids

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K) is presenting its 9th Annual Golf 4 The Kids event on May 10 at the Private Mountain Course at Anthem Golf & Country Club’s spectacular Hale Irwin-Keith Foster designed par-72 championship golf course.

Funds raised at the event will provide direct support for patient care at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only pediatric cancer treatment center. The foundation’s Charity Care Program ensures that all patients receive the same top-quality medical care, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to pay for treatment.

“We’re inviting everyone here in Southern Nevada to join us and show their support, either as a player, as a donor or corporate sponsor, or as a volunteer,” said Karen Iglesias, vice president of philanthropy for Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Our goal for this year is to surpass the success of last year’s tournament, so we can continue our work to care for children in need.”

This year, the tournament’s presenting sponsor is MOFI, a strategy and growth company that partners with business leaders at leading companies who are ready to think boldly about new ideas and create strategies to better serve customers and employees. Other sponsors include Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Advanced Imaging Services (AIS), and Civil Werx.

The format for the tournament is a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A breakfast, snacks and beverages will be served on the course, along with course contests and hole prizes. Following the tournament, an awards luncheon with prizes galore will take place at the course’s pool. More information about the tournament, including online registration and sponsorships, can be found at www.cure4thekids.org.



Reading week celebrated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

In honor of Nevada Reading Week, the Logan family’s Dr. Suess-themed patient examination room will be dedicated with a “Grinch” character kicking off the festivities.

 

C4K currently offers 15 patient exam rooms, with the exam room sponsored by the Logan family being the fifth room themed with kid-friendly artwork designed to inspire and comfort young patients who visit weekly or monthly as part of their treatment regimen.

Other themed exam rooms include those honoring and created in partnership with entertainers Criss Angel and Gwen Stefani, Naqvi Injury Law and Hope Hyundai on Wheels. Juan Muniz, a local artist, is responsible for designing and painting all of the paintings so far. The illustrations and artwork are designed around the necessary medical equipment in the room. Special considerations include the use of microbial-resistant glossy paint that allows the room to be cleaned and sterilized.

Logan-Parker’s vision for starting C4K began when one of her two sons was in an accident years ago as a teen. The incident required multiple surgical interventions over four years, completely exhausting her medical benefits. She built C4K putting patients’ individual needs first and understanding the challenges families face in situations like these. Ultimately, research saved his life. This journey inspired much of her calling to ensure children receive the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay. It has also made her a huge proponent for clinical trials, as today’s trials are tomorrow’s best practices.

“I’m humbled by this recognition, knowing that it takes strength, resolve and motivation to translate adversity into something positive,” Logan-Parker said. “I’m the perfect example that some of the greatest community resources come from difficult and life-altering experiences.”



Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Ranks No. 4 Among Best Nonprofits to Work For

National award shines spotlight
on Nevada for quality health care

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient children’s cancer
center, ranked fourth in the 2021 Best Nonprofits to Work For. C4K is the only Nevada
organization to make the national list this year, improving its ranking from last year by 19 places.

 “We’re extremely proud to bring this award home and to be nationally recognized as one of the top five best nonprofits to work for,” said Annette Logan-Parker, CEO and founder of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “It demonstrates the dedication and passion our employees have for our mission and shows our dedication to the health and well-being of our team.”

 “We went to extraordinary lengths in the last year to keep our employees and their families safe during the pandemic,” added Logan-Parker. “Those lengths included providing additional benefits such as food and supplies to keep them safe and limit exposure, and an employee wellness initiative that demonstrated our genuine commitment to our employees. We need to always remember to take care of the caretakers.” 

The honor is significant both for C4K and for the entire state of Nevada. She said the coveted ranking shines a bright spotlight on Nevada as a place for quality healthcare and is a key indicator of the significant advances Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has brought to the state.

 According to the report, medium-sized organizations, those with 50 to 249 employees, accounted for nearly half of the 50 best nonprofits, with 24 honorees and in this category. C4K actually ranked second among nonprofits of this size. The survey and awards program are designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the nonprofit industry, benefiting the economy, workforce and businesses.

 Las Vegas-based C4K made the annual list published by the NonProfit Times for the second straight year. NonProfit Times is the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers. It partners with Best Companies Group to identify nonprofit organizations where leaders have excelled in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. The list is made up of 50 organizations from around the country.

 Nonprofits from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine Best Nonprofits To Work For. Part one of the survey consisted of assessing each nominated organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, while part two consisted of an employee survey to measure the overall employee experience. The combined scores determined the top nonprofits and the final ranking.

 



Cure 4 The Kids Foundation announced Jennifer Buitrago as its Chief Nursing Officer.

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation announces Jennifer Buitrago as Chief Nursing Officer.

“Jennifer has long been a part of the C4K family and is known for her commitment to patient care,” said Annette Logan-Parker, founder, president and CEO of C4K. “She brings decades of nursing experience to our organization that will continue to build our legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion. This affords us the opportunity of advancing the science of nursing and advocating for the health of our patients, families, and community alike.”

Buitrago is responsible for supervision and leadership of all nursing activities, planning, organizing and directing overall nursing and patient care services. The CNO also ensures compliance with patient care quality standards, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, participates in quality improvement report activities and ensures competency of all nursing personnel. She will also focus on diagnostic procedures, safety and quality of the patient experience and alignment of the nursing strategic plan.

“I’m honored to be the chief nursing officer at C4K,” Buitrago said. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation offers the highest level of care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, and I’m thrilled to be leading our world-class team of nursing professionals.”

Buitrago’s nursing experience includes working as an inpatient bone marrow transplant nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and as a pediatric nurse practitioner at

Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada and at C4K. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Southern California and her advanced practice degree in nursing from UCLA and has been a pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant nurse for 20 years.