Who we are

We believe every child deserves access to the best medical care. In Poland far too many children have to wait for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. Friends of Children’s Hospital in Warsaw gives those who care about children an opportunity to have a positive impact on pediatric care in Warsaw.

PEOPLE OF THE FOUNDATION

MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Management Board oversees the day-to-day activities of the foundation. It is also responsible for developing annual and long-term plans.

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Michał Sternicki

President

Michał is an economist and a former managing director of the Polish branch of a foreign financial institution. He has over 20 years of experience in capital markets, specializing in finance, construction, and real estate.

BOARD

The Board takes major decisions regarding the Foundation and its financial activities.
It also sets long-term strategic plans.

Janice Rzycki

Independent advisor and social activist

Craig Smith

Publisher, EuropaProperty.com

Russell Towlson

Independent consultant

Marcus Bernie

Managing Partner
Salamanca Capital Poland

Brian D. Patterson

Managing Partner of White Star Real Estate

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1993 with the support of USAID (United States Agency for International Development), the Friends of Children’s Hospital in Warsaw is one of the oldest public benefit organizations in Poland. We’ve donated more than 25 000 000 PLN to children’s hospitals in Warsaw during the past 25 years by purchasing the medical equipment, funding renovations and supporting the professional development of the medical staff.

SEE HOW WE'VE BEEN IMPROVING IN
PEDIATRIC CARE IN WARSAW:

2018

2018

Videostroboscope equipment for the Pediatric Hospital of WUM Cardiac monitor for Niekłańska Hospital Beds for Mazovia Neuropsychiatry Center

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2017

2017

Equipment for the Pediatric Hospital of WUM – blood pressure monitors, resuscitation carts, body composition analyzer, cardiac monitor, anti-bacterial matts and comfortable armchairs for parents and medical staff

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2016

2016

Donated medical equipment to a pediatric ward at the Military Institute and to the Kopernika Hospital Delivered an ultrasound machine and a monomeric probe to the Pedatric Hospital of WUM Broadened mission to support all children’s hospitals and wards in Warsaw

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2015

2015

Delivered cardiology equipment worth over 1.5 M PLN including 2 sophisticated ultrasound machines

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2014

2014

Funded 12 cardio monitors Donated an endoscope washer

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2013

2013

Donated a dual-respirator JET, the first of its kind in Poland, which enables surgery in children without the need to intubate

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2012

2012

Created and equipped a cytostatic lab to administer oncological drugs more precisely and prevent risks for the medical staff

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2010

2010

Created and equipped an outpatient center for general pediatrics

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2009

2009

The American Quo Vadis-Gavell Family Foundation funded a 5-year program for minimally invasive surgery, allocating around $100,000 per year.

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2006

2006

Equipped a surgery department with modern medical equipment including an X-ray machine, a lamp, an operating table, etc.

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2004

2004

Converted a former hospital library into an outpatient psychiatric clinic

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2002

2002

Provided a Nitric Oxide Used to Treat Children with Congenital Heart Defect The Friends Foundation has been recognized as a public benefit organization

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2000

2000

Equipped the Intensive Neonates Care Unit which enables saving premature babies and newborns

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1998

1998

Introduced a bone marrow transplant program Renovated the Department of Hematology and Oncology

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1997

1997

Created one of the first children’s dialysis program in Poland

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1995

1995

Renovated and equipped the Intensive Care Unit

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1994

1994

Provided a new lift as one of the first donations. Since then, little patients could

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1993

1993

The Friends of Litewska Children’s Hospital foundation was formed with the support of USAID (the United States Agency for International Development) to help the Litewska Children’s Hospital (now changed to the Pediatric Hospital of WUM).

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Documents

Statute

Registration Documents
(NIP, REGON, KRS)

Current KRS excerpt you can find HERE.

GOVERNANCE

Full transparency and superior governance are a priority for the Friends Foundation. You can find complete information about Foundation activities and financials in our reports below. We raise money to help pediatric units in Warsaw provide children with the best medical care.

  • 4% Research

  • 87% Medical equipment and related capital schemes

  • 5% Patient, family and staff support

  • 4% Accommodation and other

White Star Foundation supports the Friends Foundation by providing funds for salaries, office space and utilities needed to run the Friends Foundation.

Reports on public collections

Information on donations

“Friends of Children’s Hospitals in Warsaw” (previously known as “Friends of Litewska Children’s Hospital”) foundation was founded in 1993. Since 2002 it has been recognized as a public benefit organization (organizacja pożytku publicznego, OPP).