CN to match up to $300,000 to fund Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
NEW ORLEANS, LA, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Ochsner Hospital for
Children announced that it has been selected as the sole U.S.
beneficiary of the 2015 CN Miracle Match campaign, a charitable
initiative to rally communities to support children's hospitals in
North America. CN will match up to $300,000 in donations to Ochsner
Hospital for Children this year. Ochsner Hospital for Children is only
the second U.S. institution to be selected since the program began in
Funds raised in support of Ochsner Hospital Children as of December 31,
2015 through a variety of events and initiatives will be matched
through the CN Miracle Match program.
"We are tremendously grateful to CN for their support of the world-class
care we provide to children and families across the region," said
Vincent Adolph, M.D., Interim Pediatrics Chair, Ochsner Hospital for
Children. "Proceeds from the CN Miracle Match will be used to help us
expand our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This will help us care for
even more children with highly complex medical conditions."
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive of CN, said: "Strong,
healthy communities, particularly healthy young people, are at the fore
of our community investment focus. We are pleased to work with the
Ochsner Hospital for Children to help raise donations that will improve
the quality of health care available to children across the regions
served by the hospital."
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic
healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate
and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is
provided across the region by Ochsner's 13 owned, managed and
affiliated hospitals and more than 50 health centers. Ochsner is the
only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a
"Best Hospital" across nine specialty categories caring for patients
from all 50 states and more than 90 countries worldwide each year
Ochsner employs more than 15,000 employees, nearly 1,000 physicians in
over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 750
clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a
tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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points in North America.
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