The COVID-19 crisis has kids and families grappling with many serious questions. Within this page RUHS Medical Center’s Child Life Specialists Lori Lopez and Monica Yerena provide quick guides on topics such as anxiety, saying goodbye, and much more. RUHS Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with Child Life Specialists and they wanted to provide this information to all, wherever families may be receiving care.
For many years RUHS Foundation has fundraised to support the daily work of the Child Life Specialist, teaching kids coping mechanisms and helping families deal with some of life’s most difficult situations.
If you have a topic you would like to request information on, or if you would like to support their work through RUHS Foundation, please email .
Board Chair Kerry Pendergast, Director of Pediatric Medicine Dr. Chad Vercio, and Executive Director Erin Phillips share the great progress made in 2017 because of the generous donors and volunteers in our Riverside County community.