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Donation could create Boston healthcare jobs

Posted on May 20, 2012

A new donation given to the Children’s Hospital Boston could mean more healthcare jobs.

Children’s Hospital Boston is the nation’s top pediatric hospital – ranked first in more specialties than any other. The pediatric hospital is number one in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, kidney disease, orthopedics, and urology.

The hospital recently received a donation from Brian Palmer, president and CEO, Measurement & Control for GE Oil & Gas.

Palmer provided the charitable gift to Children’s after receiving GE’s Chairman’s Award.

GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt recognized Palmer for his outstanding leadership with the award and a donation to a charity of his choice.

Palmer said he chose Children’s Hospital Boston as a result of lifesaving treatment received by his son who suffered from Kawasaki disease in 2008. The donation will further Children’s Hospital Boston’s mission to provide life-saving medical care to children of all ages from around the world.

“The treatment and support that my son and my family received from Dr. David Fulton and his team at Children’s Hospital Boston was world-class,” said Palmer. “If you have had a child in need of care, you know how fantastic the people at this hospital are, and I am proud to be able to support such a tremendous organization.”