Child Vision Center Update
Thanks to many of you, Child Vision Center (CVC) moves closer to becoming a world-class institution that provides the best possible care for children in our region in the areas of subspecialty care, diagnostics and research.
No story illustrates CVC’s pursuit of its mission better than Lena’s. Lena, I will call her, was born 4 months premature. She developed Retinopathy of Prematurity, a potentially blinding eye condition. Unfortunately, on Christmas day, she developed a retinal detachment in the right eye with impending detachment in the left. Very few retina surgeons can perform the very technical surgery required to save Lena’s sight. Our own Rand Spencer, MD is one of the best in the world but was with his family in Montana. We sought help from other medical centers in the region to no avail. Once Dr. Spencer became aware of the baby's plight, he flew back from Montana, performed the surgery and returned back to his family the next day. There are many other examples of CVC team members stepping up to meet the significant needs of children in our community.