MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Liquide Canada is helping to raise
the bar even higher for the care of the 400 newborns rushed to The Montreal
Children's Hospital each year. The company has announced a $50,000 donation to
support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the new Montreal Children's
Hospital currently being built on the Glen site.
The Children's NICU is already world-renowned for the sophisticated level of
compassionate care delivered by neonatologists like Dr. Thérèse Perreault,
Director of Newborn Medicine, but the NICU in the hospital's new facility will
be a whole new ballgame.
When the new Montreal Children's Hospital opens its doors in 2015, the NICU
will have 52 beds, and will be strategically located beside the birthing unit
of the Royal Victoria Hospital, making the transport of premature and
seriously ill newborns nearly instantaneous. The precious minutes this will
save could mean the difference between life and death.
Newly-appointed President of Air Liquide Canada, Adam Peters, visited The
Children's recently for a tour of the current NICU, followed by a visit to the
construction site of the new Children's, where Dr. Perreault talked to him
about the innovative changes the new facilities would bring.
"Air Liquide Canada is committed to giving back to the Montreal community,"
asserts Peters. "The needs of these tiny babies, our society's most vulnerable
members, must be a top priority. After seeing the way The Children's staff
operates in the current hospital and learning about the changes the new
hospital will bring, we could not be prouder to support this important cause."
About Air Liquide Canada
Founded in 1911, Air Liquide Canada has over 2200 employees and serves over
80,000 customers in Canada's aeronautics, automobile, agri-food, chemical,
defence, electronics, energy, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining and
healthcare industries from sites located in key industrial regions from coast
About the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital of the
McGill University Health Centre. The Children's is a leader in providing a
broad spectrum of highly specialized care to newborns, children, and
adolescents from all across Quebec. Visit childrenfoundation.com for more
information about the Foundation and the construction of the new Montreal
Children's Hospital on the Glen Campus, which is expected to open its doors at
the end of 2014.
Air Liquide Canada Daniel Richard Manager, Communications 514-846-7735
The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation Kim Fraser Senior Director of
Communications 514-934-4846, ext. 29236 kfra@MCHF.com
Image with caption: "Left to right: Marie-Josée Gariépy, President, Montreal
Children's Hospital Foundation; Marc Courtois, Chairman, The Best Care for
Children Campaign; Adam Peters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air
Liquide Canada; Dr. Thérèse Perreault, Director, Newborn Medicine, Montreal
Children's Hospital. (CNW Group/The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation)".
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SOURCE: The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
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