KCI Supports CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation with $20,000 Gift through Cards for Kids Program
KCI today announced a $20,000 gift to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation to support many of the hospital's multidisciplinary programs for young patients in San Antonio and South Central Texas.
SAN ANTONIO—Dec. 15, 2011— Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:KCI) today announced a $20,000 gift to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation to support many of the hospital's multidisciplinary programs for young patients in San Antonio and South Central Texas. The donation includes proceeds from KCI's "Cards for Kids" program in which young patients at the hospital created holiday themed artwork for the program. KCI matched the proceeds dollar for dollar.
"While undergoing treatment, young patients created bright, colorful artwork for our holiday cards," said Linda O'Brien, VP/Chief Development Officer, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation. "CHRISTUS is grateful to KCI for partnering with us to raise hope, awareness and funds for our Children's Hospital."
The top three submissions, as determined by an online vote, were made available for sale with all proceeds benefitting the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Foundation.
"KCI's generosity will be felt in every corner of our hospital," said Marcy Doderer, Vice President/Administrator, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. "This gift will enable us to do some wonderful things for our young patients and continue our mission of extending the healing hand of Jesus Christ."
"The children receiving treatment at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa have brought such holiday cheer into our hearts and homes through their amazing artwork as part of KCI's Cards for Kids program," said Cathy Burzik, KCI's president & CEO. "This year's program was a success, thanks to the generosity of those who ordered cards and the support of CHRISTUS. We hope our gift makes a real difference in supporting the foundation's very noble mission."
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a leading global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products for the wound care, tissue regeneration and therapeutic support system markets. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI's success spans more than three decades and can be traced to a history deeply rooted in innovation and a passion for significantly improving the healing and the lives of patients around the world. The company employs approximately 7,100 people and markets its products in more than 20 countries. For more information about KCI and how its products are changing the practice of medicine, visit www.KCI1.com.
About CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital
Serving more than 150,000 children each year, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital is the only academic Children's Hospital in San Antonio. Partnering with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and private pediatricians, the Children's Hospital has been providing comprehensive pediatric services at one location since 1959. For the latest Hospital news and health information, visit our website at www.christussantarosachildrens.org or "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/christussantarosachildrens.