ECHO Donation to Help Fund SIUH Pediatric E-R
A non-profit helps a South Shore Hospital raise funds for an important new addition.
Representatives from The Emergency Children's Help Organization or ECHO, presented a $200,000 donation to Staten Island University Hospital's South Site Friday.
The money will go towards a new $1.5 mil pediatric emergency treatment area.
The non-profit has pledged to donate even more and reach a total contribution of $500,000.
"As medicine has advanced, the mixing of adult care, geriatric care and pediatric care just doesn't fit anymore," said SIUH Doctor Theodore Strange.
"This here...gave us a chance to help literally thousands of children, for many, many years," said ECHO's Sebastian Angelico.
Hospital officials say although construction has not yet begun, the new pediatric E-R should be complete by the end of this year.
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