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Title
Whole Foods Donates More Than $4,600 to Help Fund CV Unit
Date
07/22/2015
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BIRMINGHAM – The Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook in Cahaba Village recently donated more than $4,600 to the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama as part of the store’s five percent day on June 16th.

The $4,694 will help fund educational classes and activities for parents of patients in Children’s cardiovascular Units.

“We are beyond excited to have been able to provide an avenue to further promote parent education for children affected with cardiovascular diseases,” said Roni Quang, marketing team leader for Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook. “We look forward to partnering with the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center in the future for healthy eating education and support.”

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past four years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. In 2012, Children’s moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.