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Tornado Victims Receive Top Care Thanks to Donors

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Campus News -
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Following the devastating tornadoes in the month of May, 65 children were transported to The Children's Hospital to receive quality care just a few miles away from home. 
 
The donations made to Children's Hospital Foundation help fund the nation's best physician-scientists to practice at The Children's Hospital, like David Tuggle, M.D., CMRI Paula Milburn Miller Chair for Pediatric Surgery. After seeing the aftermath of May 3rd, 1999, Dr. Tuggle aided in the efforts of establishing OU Medical Center's Level One Trauma Center.
 
"OU Medical Center is the only hospital in Oklahoma that is an American College of Surgeons Verified Level One Trauma Center for both adults and children," said Dr. Robert Letton, M.D., Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and a Children's Hospital Foundation supported physician. "Verified trauma centers must meet essential criteria to ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance, and provides confirmation that OU Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients regardless of age."
 
The Children's Hospital has grown tremendously in staff and resources, therefore allowing outstanding treatment for children in our state. Donations made to the foundation directly impact Oklahoma's children by funding programs including emergency medicine and a host of research programs in the quest to combat pediatric illnesses and injury. To further prepare our state to accept tomorrow's challenges for sick and injured children, the Foundation continues to raise funds to enhance critical care for Oklahoma's children.
 
To support Children's Hospital Foundation, visit www.okchf.org. Text CMN4Kids to 50555 to donate $5 to Children's Hospital Foundation.

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ABOUT US:             
Children's Hospital Foundation, proud affiliate of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, is a nonprofit 501c (3) organization in Oklahoma striving to improve the health of children. Since its inception in 1983, Children's Hospital Foundation, through its volunteer board and vast community support, has funded pediatric research and education programs including collaborative projects with the OU Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, OU Children's Physicians and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust.  For more information, contact Executive Director, Kathy McCracken at 405.650.1718 or visit our website: www.okchf.org.

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