Children's Hospital receives gift to promote research
June 19, 2013
When children's hospitals receive donations, they can put it toward numerous different aims - expansion, research, programs that try to make younger patients more comfortable and a number of other goals.
Memphis' Le Bonheur Children's Hospital was recently given a $4 million gift from the Children's Foundation of Memphis, and administrators decided to direct it toward medical research and infrastructure improvements, according to the Memphis Business Journal.
"You have to build up the infrastructure with new labs, cutting-edge equipment and personnel to attract the top physician-scientists and bench scientists," Le Bonheur Pediatrician-In-Chief Jon McCullers told the news source.
Children's Foundation President Holley McGehee told the MBJ that with its gift, the organization hopes to get more members of the community involved and drive donations and education in its mission.
That is not the only donation Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has received recently. In mid-May, ServiceMaster gave $50,000 to the medical center to benefit patients in the healthcare facility.
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