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Siemens' Donation of Digital Radiography System Benefits Children's Health Fund
Date:9/17/2009

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With a click of a button, the lives of thousands may have changed for the better. As the winning online bidder for a Siemens Healthcare digital radiography (DR) system, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital (www.matherhospital.org) in Port Jefferson, N.Y., today presented a check for $285,309 to the Children's Health Fund (CHF) (www.childrenshealthfund.org), a national organization dedicated to providing health care for homeless and medically disadvantaged children and advocating on behalf of all children. Mather Hospital's new Siemens DR system, the Ysio(R), will allow the hospital to comfortably image patients of various shapes and sizes, ages and disabilities.

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"We are extremely grateful to Siemens Healthcare for selecting the Children's Health Fund to benefit from the online auction of the Ysio and to Mather Hospital for making the important purchase," stated Karen Redlener, executive director, Children's Health Fund. "The funds donated will be used to support CHF programs and urgently needed health and mental health services for children and families across the nation, needed now more than ever due to these tough economic times."

In December 2008, Siemens donated a new Ysio to the CHF, which, in turn, posted the digital X-ray system online, enabling hospitals to bid in an online auction over a two-week period, just prior to the holidays. All proceeds from the event benefit CHF* to further support the non-profit or
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