Women & Children

Several Firsts for Ella Mae Ferneil

Ella Mae Ferneil’s background is filled with many “firsts” — first African American registered nurse, public health nurse, visiting nurse, and school nurse in the state of California. Children’s Hospital Oakland is proud to honor this remarkable and determined woman.

A Search for Answers

Stim-ulating: How a teen’s stomach pains led Children’s Hospital of Orange County doctors on a journey to find, and cure, what was ailing her.

Cuddle Cots Offer Gift of Time

When Ashley Agnitch’s daughter was born with a genetic abnormality, she had only a few precious hours to spend with her. In this video, see how Ashley used that experience and the gift of Cuddle Cots to allow hospitals to help comfort other families in the same situation.   

The Gift of Time

From her grief after her daughter was born with a genetic abnormality, Ashley Agnitch found a way to help hospitals comfort other families in the same situation. 

CDPH Launches New Infant Formula Web Page

The California Department of Public Health has developed an infant formula web page (also available in Spanish) to provide the latest information about the supply shortage and connect California families in need of formula to helpful resources.