BOSTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Children's Hospital Boston received a $25,000 donation from Brian Palmer, president and CEO, Measurement & Control for GE Oil & Gas. Palmer provided the charitable gift to Children's after receiving GE's highly coveted Chairman's Award. GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt recognized Palmer for his outstanding leadership with the award and a $25,000 donation to a charity of his choice.
Palmer chose Children's Hospital Boston as a result of lifesaving treatment received by his son who suffered from Kawasaki disease in 2008. The donation will further Children's Hospital Boston's mission to provide life-saving medical care to children of all ages from around the world.
"The treatment and support that my son and my family received from Dr. David Fulton and his team at Children's Hospital Boston was world-class," said Palmer. "If you have had a child in need of care, you know how fantastic the people at this hospital are, and I am proud to be able to support such a tremendous organization."
Children's Hospital Boston is the nation's top pediatric hospital – ranked first in more specialties than any other. The pediatric hospital is number one in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, kidney disease, orthopedics, and urology.
To get involved or make a contribution to Children's Hospital Boston, visit: http://giving.childrenshospital.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1489
About Children's Hospital Boston
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is a 392-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care, rated the nation's top pediatric hospital by U.S. News and World Report in 2011. Children's is ranked number one in more specialties than any other children's hospital, and is the only one in the top three for all 10 specialties. The hospital is known for excellence in research, the education of tomorrow's medical leaders, and its commitment to community health. Learn more at www.childrenshospital.org/usnews. Follow us on twitter at @BostonChildrens.
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.
GE Energy works connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries, our diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise help our customers solve their challenges locally. We serve the energy sector with technologies in such areas as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernization. We also offer integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food & beverage and unconventional fuels.
Follow GE Energy on Twitter @GE_Energy.
SOURCE Children's Hospital Boston