Dell Children’s Panda Cares® Center of Hope
Dell Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of the Panda Cares® Center of Hope, made possible by Panda Express® guests and associates, whose generosity helps change kids’ health, change the future.
The 10-year, $3 million pledge to Dell Children’s Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation (IPR) Program highlights Panda Express’ commitment to caring for kids in Central Texas. The IPR Program diagnoses, treats and manages the care for children and adolescents who are experiencing functional limitations as a result of injury, illness or medical condition. The Program helps children and adolescents who have experienced a change or loss of function become as independent as possible within the scope of their diagnosis. The Panda Cares Center of Hope inspires hope and promotes healing by providing specially curated programs that address each child’s entire well-being, including their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
“Panda Express has been a steady and impactful partner within our Children’s Miracle Network program at Dell Children’s, consistently raising funds year round through associates and guests and donating meals for our caregivers,” said Deb Brown, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Dell Children’s Medical Center. “A true partner in our work to deliver world class care to every family who walks through our doors, we are honored that Panda Express is now creating a legacy of giving through the Panda Cares Center of Hope anchored in supporting these four pillars; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. “
“We are proud to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to bring the vision of the Panda Cares® Center of Hope to life and are humbled to be able to be part of the healing journey for the families and kids at these hospitals,” said Dr. Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. “Children are our future, and we hope that through this partnership and curriculum designed to give children the strength to thrive, we will bring smiles and hope to communities nationwide.”
The numerous Panda Cares® Centers of Hope across the country are made possible by donations from Panda Express® guests and associates. Funds raised in-store and online at Panda Express go towards each store’s local community. Following a multimillion-dollar commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to fund Panda Cares® Centers of Hope, Panda and CMN Hospitals have debuted Center of Hope locations at several hospitals in the U.S. from California and Texas to Hawaii and Washington D.C.
Since 2007, Panda Express and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have partnered together to change kids’ health and change the future. To date, Panda has raised more than $100M for numerous CMN Hospitals, including Dell Children’s Medical Center. Panda Express guests and their associates in Central Texas have raised nearly $1.3 million for Dell Children’s since 2007.