Air Liquide Canada commits to helping critically ill newborns

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." 
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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 
to 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 
danielm.richard@airliquide.com 
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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CO: AIR LIQUIDE CANADA
ST: Quebec
NI: HEA CHARITY *  
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