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New Surgery Institute at Children's National Medical Center Aims to Improve Surgery and Eliminate Pain
Date:9/16/2009

$150 Million Gift is Largest Ever for Pediatric Surgery

Washington, DC (Vocus) September 16, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center today announced that it will create a new Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, made possible by a $150 million gift from the Government of Abu Dhabi.

"This is a great day for Children's National, but it's an even greater day for children," said Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Children's National. "This gift will enhance our mission to transform children's health for all children, not just the ones who come to this hospital."

Kurt Newman, MD, senior vice president of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children's National, said, "The creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation represents an incredible investment in knowledge and ideas that will lead to life-saving discoveries. Our plan is to make surgery more precise, less painful, and less invasive."
The institute will focus on four key areas:

 

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