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Chad Pennington Donation
Chad Pennington (right) presents a $50,000 check for the Cabell Huntington Children's Hospital Project to Glenn Washington, Vice President of Operations (center) and David Graley, Vice President & COO of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation (left).
Chad Pennington, Miami Dolphins quarterback and president of the 1st and 10 Foundation, presented the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation with a $50,000 grant to benefit the Children's Hospital. Pennington, a former star at Marshall University who has played in the National Football League since 2000 with the Dolphins and New York Jets, also visited with more patients and their families in CHH's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatrics Unit. He delivered teddy bears to the patients and posed for photographs.
"The 1st and 10 Foundation is proud to support the work that Cabell Huntington Hospital is doing," Pennington said. "As a father of three young children, progress in pediatrics and, specifically, neonatal care holds a special place in my heart."
Still pending fundraising and regulatory approval through the West Virginia Health Care Authority, the proposed Children's Hospital would include a new entrance specifically for young patients and a complete renovation of the fifth floor Pediatrics Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
"Our plans are to include child-friendly procedure rooms, patient rooms and waiting areas that will provide patients from newborns to young adults with a facility that matches the outstanding physician talents and medical specialties we already have at Cabell Huntington Hospital," said David Graley, vice president and chief operating officer for the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.
The first phase of the new Children's Hospital opened in February 2008 with the unveiling of the 36-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the fifth floor of the North Patient Tower.
"We started this more than a year ago, and the 1st and 10 Foundation was one of the first groups to come forward to support our idea for a children's hospital," Graley said. "This grant is just more evidence that Chad's heart remains in Huntington."