CN Miracle Match Challenges New Orleans Community to Support Ochsner Hospital for Children

CN to match up to $300,000 to fund Pediatric Intensive Care Unit expansion

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 2006.

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.

About CN

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -serves the cities and ports of Vancouver; Prince Rupert, B.C.; Montreal; Halifax; New Orleans; and Mobile, Ala.;  and the metropolitan areas of Toronto; Edmonton; Winnipeg; Calgary; Memphis; Detroit; Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis.; and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.

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Media Contacts 
For CN - Patrick Waldron
Patrick.Waldron@cn.ca708-332-4377

For Ochsner Hospital for Children- Amy Ferguson
v-aferguson@ochsner.org, 504-343-7536.


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