Texas Children’s Hospital Announces $3 Million Gift from ConocoPhillips
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HOUSTON, May 15, 2008 --- Texas Children’s Hospital today announced a $3 million gift from ConocoPhillips in support of two of the hospital’s Vision 2010 initiatives: its new West Campus, Houston’s first community children’s hospital and one of the nation’s largest suburban pediatric hospitals; and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, the nation’s first facility designed to use multidisciplinary research to study pediatric brain disorders. ConocoPhillips has designated $1.5 million of the gift for each initiative.
Mark A. Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Texas Children’s Hospital, announced the donation today during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new West Campus. Jim Mulva, chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, also participated in the program which was attended by Texas Children’s board members, community supporters and some area families whose children are former hospital patients.
“ConocoPhillips is leading by example and we commend them.” said Wallace. “This generous gift underscores their commitment to making a difference for children and families in Houston and around the world."
Mulva spoke on behalf of ConocoPhillips about the company’s support of Texas Children’s initiatives.
“ConocoPhillips is proud to support Texas Children’s new West Campus, which will bring expanded access to world-class pediatric care for families in this community, including so many ConocoPhillips employees and families who live and work here,” said Mulva. “At the same time, as a global company, we are committed to supporting causes that benefit the world’s children, such as the research conducted through the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.”
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is designed to serve the greater West Houston community as a premier pediatric treatment facility and a community resource center for child wellness and healing. Designed to incorporate the best practices in pediatric treatment environments for outpatient and inpatient care, the facilities will include an outpatient building with offices for physicians offering 15 pediatric specialty services; the area’s only 24/7 pediatric emergency room; intermediate and acute care inpatient beds; surgical suites; and advanced imaging services. Located at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Barker Cypress, the new West Campus will serve one of the nation’s fastest growing populations of children, the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station. The area’s pediatric population is projected to grow by 51% by 2015. The West Campus facilities will total 490,000 square feet and will be built in two phases, with the first phase scheduled for completion in spring/summer 2010.
A new model of excellence, the Jan and Dan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital will use a multidisciplinary research approach to rapidly accelerate the search for treatments to neurological disorders. The 340,000-square-foot facility will be home to more than 170 researchers who will bring new promise to those afflicted with neurological diseases including autism, epilepsy, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy and learning disorders. Worldwide, one billion people including 300 million children suffer from some form of the more than 600 disorders that afflict the nervous system. In the United States, 50 million children and adults, more than the number of Americans with heart disease or cancer combined, are affected by a neurological or neurodevelopmentally handicapping condition. The facility is scheduled for completion in 2010.About ConocoPhillips
Headquartered in Houston, ConocoPhillips is the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States. ConocoPhillips conducts its business to return maximum value to shareholders while utilizing a wealth of knowledge and resources from its employees and acting responsibly in all the communities in which it operates. With operations in 37 countries and approximately 32,600 employees, ConocoPhillips is committed to contributing to social, economic and environmental improvements. The company is currently funding numerous environmental, social, health and education programs in operating regions around the world. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com
.About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital is committed to a community of healthy children by providing the finest pediatric patient care, education and research. Renowned worldwide for its expertise and breakthrough developments in clinical care and research, Texas Children’s is ranked in the top 10 best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Texas Children’s also operates the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network, with over 40 offices throughout the greater Houston community. Texas Children’s has embarked on a $1.5 billion expansion, Vision 2010, which includes a Neurological Research Institute, a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high-risk births and a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children's Hospital, visit www.texaschildrens.org
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