First Annual Childrens Innovation Award Presented to GE Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) February 14, 2013

Childrens National Medical Center has announced that the first annual Childrens Innovation Award will be presented to GE Healthcare at the 7th Annual Childrens Ball, presented by Lexus, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Dr. Richard Hausmann, President & CEO, Magnetic Resonance from GE Healthcare will accept the award on behalf of John Dineen, CEO of GE Healthcare.

GE Healthcare provides innovative imaging technology to the child-centered MRI environments at the main campus and outpatient imaging centers of Childrens National Medical Center. These artistic and imaginative environments provide a comforting experience for young patients and allow them to enter MRI scanners with little or no anxiety. Since launching in the summer of 2012, more than 150 patients have been imaged without the need for sedation, creating a healthier experience for the child. Childrens National researchers are also pioneering the use of GE technology in fetal imaging, which could lead to increased ability to prevent brain injury prior to birth.

Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Childrens National Medical Center remarked, We are so pleased to recognize the leadership of GE Healthcares CEO, John Dineen as well as Dr. Richard Hausmann and other GE colleagues for their incredible contribution to Childrens National Medical Center. GEs innovative technology and their passion for leading the way to improve patient care makes them an ideally suited recipient for Childrens Nationals first-ever Innovation Award.

Over 800 guests from the business, professional, political, diplomatic, legal, and healthcare communities are expected to attend this years Childrens Ball. This years theme is Its a Small World After All, which highlights the creative connections across the hospital and throughout the community, and shines a spotlight on Childrens Nationals commitment to treating children from the Washington area, across the country, and around the world. The festive black-tie Ball will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, an exciting live auction, and an after-hours lounge and dance party. Funds raised for the Childrens Ball will play a key role in supporting the work of Childrens Nationals world-renowned faculty and staff. These critical funds help to:

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