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BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama honored Rotary International District 6860 for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a ten-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of the Community display in the hospital.
Since 2009, the 52 chapters of Rotary International District 6860 have hosted Boiling ‘N Bragging, a preseason college football tailgate party that benefits the Critical Care Transport program at Children’s of Alabama. The care team transports nearly 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year by helicopter, jet and ambulance. The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.
“When time matters most, our team works quickly to transport ill and injured children,” said Jason Peterson RN, transport coordinator for Children’s of Alabama. “We are so thankful for the generous support we have received from the members of Rotary International District 6860.”
This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 22 at Otey’s Tavern in Mountain Brook.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States.