05-26-2011 (Dayton, OH) -
Gift will help reach fundraising goal to renovate trauma and emergency center
Dayton Children’s is pleased to announce a generous gift of $25,000 from the James M. Cox, Jr, Foundation. Funds will be used to complete the renovation and expansion of the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center at Dayton Children’s.
“This gift from the Cox Foundation underscores our wonderful relationship with the Cox family and with the Cox Media Group,” says Dayton Children’s President and Chief Executive Officer David Kinsaul. “We are grateful for the volunteer and board leadership and our continued relationship with WHIO and K99.1FM. Cox Media is truly part of Dayton Children’s family.”
Led by chair Patti Schear of Oakwood, a committee of nine volunteers has raised funds for the campaign for nearly three years. The fundraising goal for the project was $5.3 million on a total cost of $8.5 million. The campaign will conclude in June 2011 with the opening of the completed trauma and emergency center.
The Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center is named for the lead donors to the project, Raj and Indu Soin, who generously announced their transformational donation in September 2009 when the renovation began. Other major donors to the project include the TWIGS Auxiliary, Linda Black-Kurek and James Kurek, Dr. and Mrs. G. Frank Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. Mason Jones, and Lee and Patti Schear. A total of 130 donors have contributed to the project to date.
In the past year, Dayton Children’s has treated more than 66,000 patients in the emergency department with everything from earaches to life-threatening injuries. The new center improves patient care, reduces wait times and creates a better experience overall for patients and families. The project has doubled the size of the center, added a family-friendly waiting room with amenities and distraction therapy, two trauma suites and established a fast-track triage area for noncritical patients.
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