(7/29/10) - McLeod Children's Hospital was not only busy caring for patients this week, but also with thanking special friends as it dedicated two patient rooms to local media partners WBTW News 13 and Qantum of Florence, LLC. Both WBTW and Qantum support McLeod Children's Hospital in fundraising events each year.
On Wednesday, July 28, representatives from WBTW visited the Children's Hospital to cut the ribbon unveiling its patient room. For more than 11 years, WBTW has hosted the Children's Miracle Network Celebration broadcast in association with McLeod Children's Hospital; this year the event raised $838,915.
"It is fabulous to receive the support of our media partner and of the community itself," said Leanne Huminski, Vice President of Patient Services for Women's Services and McLeod Children's Hospital, and Chief Nursing Officer. "[They provide] generous donations that we rely on to be able to meet our mission, which is to serve the children in the community with healthcare needs."
On Thursday, July 29, McLeod Children's Hospital dedicated a patient room to the executives and staff of Qantum of Florence. Qantum participates in the annual Radiothon fundraiser for McLeod Children's Hospital.
Among the large group of local radio personalities like Dennis Davis and Fisher of 103X, Chief Executive Officer of Qantum Communications Corporation Frank Osborn was also in attendance. The group took a tour of McLeod Children's Hospital, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Child Life Activity Center.
"We are in our eighth year in partnership with raising funds for McLeod Children's Hospital, and we hope for a continued successful relationship," said Qantum of Florence Market Manager Craig Dalla Riva. "We are proud to be associated with marquee fundraising events for the organization."
One of only four Children's Hospitals in the state of South Carolina, McLeod Children's Hospital provides the highest level of care available to more than 24,000 children and their families every year. Without McLeod Children's Hospital, its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), children of northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina would have to travel away from the region, and their family members, to receive life-saving care. In an emergency situation, time can be the difference between life and death.
For more information about McLeod Children's Hospital, please call the McLeod Health Foundation at (843) 777-2694 or visit www.McLeodFoundation.org.