Updated: Fri, 12/21/2012 - 17:24

Memorial's Children's Hospital gets major gift

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Gulfstream Aerospace has donated $75,000 to The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center to support a new children’s wellness initiative. 

“Unfortunately, we are seeing a growing number of children with adult diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Often these diseases can be reversed or prevented with better nutrition, but nutrition education is not covered by most insurance plans,” said Dr. Eric Pearlman, medical director of The Children’s Hospital. “This gift from Gulfstream will help us provide valuable nutrition education in our Children’s Hospital outpatient center,” Phoenicia Miracle, vice president of the Memorial Health Foundation, said the hospital is fortunate that its childhood wellness and nutrition efforts dovetailed with Gulfstream’s Live Well, Be Well initiative.

“Because we house the only children’s hospital in southeast Georgia, we didn’t need to create a new program,” Miracle said. “We simply needed to bring together the professional expertise that already exists here to help families. Gulfstream’s funding, along with that of other private and corporate donors, allows us to roll this program out to many more people.”

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