George Mark Children's House Receives 2020 Best of San Leandro Award

San Leandro Award Program Honors the Achievement

April 3, 2020

SAN LEANDRO, CA, April 3, 2020 — George Mark Children’s House has been selected for the 2020 Best of San Leandro Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the San Leandro Award Program.

Each year, the San Leandro Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Leandro area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 San Leandro Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Leandro Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About George Mark Children’s House

George Mark Children’s House (GMCH) located in San Leandroprovides life affirming care for children with illnesses that modern health care cannot yet cure, or for those who have complex medical conditions. Services, including respite care, transitional care, end of life care, and bereavement support are all offered at no charge to medically eligible children and their families. George Mark is the first freestanding pediatric palliative care house in the United States, and has served more than one thousand children since opening sixteen years ago.

George Mark Founder, Dr. Kathy Hull, comments:  “Our staff and volunteers are honored to help relieve the discomfort and stress of illness for children, and to walk with their families on their journeys, and we are delighted to be recognized in the nonprofit category by the Best of San Leandro Award Program.”

George Mark Children’s House serves as a model for other pediatric palliative care centers, having been recognized for its excellence in providing all-encompassing care when a family’s need is at its greatest. While the hallmark of care at George Mark is that families never see a bill, it is also the organization’s challenge to raise funds through private donations and foundation grants to provide services.

Dr. Kathy Hull delivered a TED Talk about George Mark in 2016 which has since been viewed more than one million times

About San Leandro Award Program

The San Leandro Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Leandro area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Leandro Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


San Leandro Award Program

George Mark Children’s House:
Linda Ashcraft Hudak, CEO