CDH Study Hospitals

The following hospitals see many cases of CDH a year and participate in research with the International CDH Study Group. They do not represent all hospitals that work with CDH patients. This list should not be used to chose a particular hospital for your cherub.

 

Hospital State / Provence Country CDH Study Group Participant DHREAMS Participant ELSO Accredited Approx. Number of CDH Patients per Year CDHi Accredited (coming in 2018)
 Alberta Children's Hospital              
               
               

 

  • Sydney Children’s Hospital - Randwick NWS Australia
  • Royal Children’s Hospital - Parkville Victoria Australia
  • University Hospital Gasthuisberg - B-3000 Leuven Belgium
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital - Edmonton Alberta Canada
  • The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto Ontario Canada
  • Universitatsklinikum Manneheim gGmbH - Mannheim Germany
  • Freie Universitat Berlin - Berlin Germany
  • Salesi Children’s Hospital - Ancona Italy
  • Ospedali Pediatrico Bambino Gesu - Rome Italy
  • Ospedali Riuniti Bergamo - Bergamo Italy
  • National Center of Child Health and Development - Tokyo Japan
  • Central Hospital Aichi Prefectural Colony - Kasugai Aichi Japan
  • Osaka Medical Center for Maternal and Child Health - Izuki Osaka Japan
  • Osaka University Graduate School of Medicin - Suita Osaka Japan
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children - Glasgow Yorkhill Scotland
  • Astrid Lindgren - Stockholm Sweden
  • Sophia Children’s Hospital - Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Children’s Hospital of Alabama - Birmingham AL United States
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center - Phoenix AZ United States
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Phoenix AZ United States
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles CA United States
  • San Diego Children’s Hospital - San Diego CA United States
  • University of California San Diego - San Diego CA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles - Los Angeles CA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland - Oakland CA United States
  • Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - Loma Linda CA United States
  • Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital - Pal Alto CA United States
  • Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA - Los Angeles CA United States
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital - New Haven CT United States
  • Children’s National Medical Center - Washington DC United States
  • Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women & Children - Orlando FL United States
  • Shands Children’s Hospital/University of Florida - Gainesville FL United States
  • Emory University - Atlanta GA United States
  • Medical College of Georgia - Augusta GA United States
  • University of Chicago - Chicago IL United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Illinois - Peoria IL United States
  • Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge IL United States
  • Rockford Memorial Children’s Hospital - Rockford IL United States
  • James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital - Indianapolis IN United States
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital - Overland Park KS United States
  • University of Kentucky Medical Center - Lexington KY United States
  • Kosair Children’s Hospital - Louisville KY United States
  • Tulane University Hospital - New Orleans LA United States
  • Children’s Hospital Boston - Boston MA United States
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston MA United States
  • University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor MI United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Detroit MI United States
  • DeVos Children’s Hospital - Grand Rapids MI United States
  • St. Paul Campus Children’s Minneapolis - Minneapolis MN United States
  • Children’s Hospital ofMinneapolis - Minneapolis MN United States
  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester MN United States
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital - St. Louis MO United States
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital - St. Louis MO United States
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson MS United States
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill NC United States
  • Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte NC United States
  • Duke University Medical Center - Durham NC United States
  • North Carolina Baptist Hospital - Winston-Salem NC United States
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE United States
  • University of New Mexico Medical Center - Albuquerque NM United States
  • Strong Children’s Hospital - Rochester NY United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Buffalo - Buffalo NY United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Akron - Akron OH United States
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati OH United States
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Children’s Hospital - Cleveland OH United States
  • Columbus Children’s Hospital - Columbus OH United States
  • Miami Valley Hospital - Dayton OH United States
  • Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital - Cleveland OH United States
  • St. Francis Children’s Hospital - Tulsa OK United States
  • Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital - Portalnd OR United States
  • St. Christoper’s Children’s Hospital - Philadelphia PA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelopha PA United States
  • Hershey Medical Center - Hershey PA United States
  • University of Puerto Rico Medical Center - San Juan Puerto Rico United States
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital - Privdence RI United States
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston SC United States
  • T.C. Thompson Hospital - Chattanooga TN United States
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital - Nashville TN United States
  • Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital - San Antonio TX United States
  • Texas Children’s Hospital - Houston TX United States
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston TX United States
  • Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center - Lackland AFB TX United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Austin - Austin TX United States
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center - Ft. Worth TX United States
  • Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital - Houston TX United States
  • Primary Children’s Hospital - Salt Lake City UT United States
  • University of Virginia Health System - Charlottesville VA United States
  • Medical College of Virginia - Richmond VA United States
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee WI United States

Meet Our Staff

Our Staff

Our organization has been fueled by volunteers for two decades. After many years, the president and founder Dawn Ireland has moved over to CHERUBS' parent organization, CDH International. CHERUBS' new President, Tracy Meats, began working with us as a volunteer over a decade ago. While our in-house staff remains small, we are blessed to have multiple volunteers who regularly help around the office.


Tracy Meats

President

Tracy is the mom of Ian Wesley, born April 3, 2004, at 36 weeks old. He was born with an undiagnosed left-sided CDH. He spent 53 days in the NICU at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ian was on ECMO for 7 days and had his CDH repair on day 5. On day 48, he had left and right inguinal hernia surgeries, along with an undescended left testicle surgery. He was on a ventilator for 29 days, of which 23 days was an oscillating vent. He endured many complications including pulmonary hypertension, NG tube feeds, developmental delays, minor oral aversions, hypoplastic left lung, chylothorax, pneumothorax, anemia, acid reflux, and oxygen dependency. Ian used oxygen for 546 days. He currently has abnormal systemic venous drainage above the heart with numerous collateral vessels and an echogenic mass on the heart, all due to ECMO. Ian loves school and his video games! Tracy began her work with CHERUBS as the Wyoming State Representative and Volunteer Coordinator before becoming President. She is married to her loving husband, Chris, and they have 3 other sons besides Ian; Cole, Shane and Toby. She is an Avon Representative and her full-time job is a stay-at-home mom. Tracy has a BS in Accounting and has worked as an auditor and tax consultant. She enjoys helping CDH families, reading, playing and listening to music, anything crafty, and fishing.

 

 

 


Vicki Erazmus

Office Volunteer

Vicki has been volunteering in the office since 2013. She has been a huge help over the years by assembling folders and totebags to be sent to the families in need, writing receipts and acknowledgements, processing donations made for the HOPE Totebag program, and helping us prepare for our annual Masquerade Ball. Vicki always has a smile on her face and is ready and willing to help whenever she's needed. She is the grandmother of local cherub Will and lives in the greater Raleigh area.

 

 

 

 


Kamal Saleh

Developer

For many years, Kamal has faithfully worked alongside of CHERUBS from his home in Egypt. He is the developer of the CHERUBS Research Database and helps run and maintain the CHERUBS forums and website. Whenever the office runs into a technical problem, Kamal is the first person to be contacted. Kamal is a kind-hearted individual and patiently helps the office when the need arises.

 

 

 

 


Oakley

Office Dog

If it weren't for Oakley, nobody would know when someone was coming up the stairs into the office. She offers punctuated moral support in between her almost constant napping. We're thankful she's here for no other reason than that she is a dog.

Our Mission

  MISSION STATEMENT:  CHERUBS was created to help families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia by providing support services, promoting research and raising awareness.

  Our only mission at CHERUBS is to help families affected by CDH by searching for the cause, prevention and best treatments of Congenital Diaphragmatic through research and awareness while supporting the CDH community. We focus on the whole CDH community, not personal motives or missions.

   We believe in supporting all CDH families, no matter the medical choices that they make for their children. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely information so that parents can make the best educated decisions for their babies. Our goal is to create and provide as many services as possible so that no CDH family feels alone. We have accomplished that for over 6100 CDH families.

   We believe in encouraging research into CDH and raising funds to help make that research happen. We don't talk about abstract CDH research in the future but actively pursue it through our CDH Research Survey and our Congressional Bill for CDH Research.

   We believe in everyone's right to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness freely.

   Our mission is not let by the loss of one child, or one parent's desire to lead. It's a mission shared by 1000's of families for 1000's of CDH families. We are the CHERUBS - The ASSOCIATION of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.

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