The Children's Hospital at MUMC Celebrates 21 Years with CMN Hospitals

(May 23, 2013) - This year marks the 21th anniversary of the partnership between The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Since 1992, these two organizations have raised more than $7 million to provide healthcare for children in southeast Georgia.

"The dollars raised through CMN Hospitals help fund pediatric equipment and programs right here at The Children's Hospital. That means children in southeast Georgia can get the high-level care they need, close to home," said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health. "We are so grateful to everyone who has supported our children's hospital through their support of CMN Hospitals."

Some of the specialized equipment purchased with CMN Hospitals funds includes Giraffe OmniBeds and feeding pumps for MUMC's Level III neonatal intensive care nursery, transport cribs, and a neonatal transport ambulance. Additionally, the child life specialists at MUMC are funded through CMN Hospitals. They provide education, play, and coping techniques for children receiving medical treatment.

To support The Children's Hospital through CMN Hospitals, call 912-350-4CMN (4266) or 866-515-4CMN (4266) or visit memorialhealth.com/foundation. Or, you may purchase a Miracle Balloon at local retail partners such as Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Chico's, Publix, White House Black Market, Carmike Cinemas, and others.

The Children's Hospital at MUMC officially opened its doors on March 20, 1992, to offer specialized services for children. We offer 33 specially trained pediatric subspecialists and is the only children's hospital in the region. Last year, The Children's Hospital at MUMC cared for more than 60,000 children and adolescents from more than 120 counties. Of these, 330 were transported to our Level III neonatal intensive care nursery, many of them brought here by our specially trained neonatal transport team.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 610-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.