El Paso Children’s Hospital
The Hunt Family Foundation hasdonated a $1 million grant to the El Paso Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
The grant will match every $2 dollar donation made to the unit with $1 up until $1 million has been donated, hospital officials announced on Wednesday.
The 22-bed intensive care unit has seen up to 10 patients at a time and will be able to handle more patients in the next few months as nursing and other staff are recruited.
“”The week we opened our doors our emergency volume doubled. We anticipated we would have 40 to 45 patients a day. We are averaging 50 to 60 right now. So it tells us right away that there is an immediate need in our community,” said LarryDuncan, CEO of the El Paso Children’s Hospital.
The Hospital is the onlypediatric hospital in the El Paso area.
The Hunt Family Foundation aid they made donation in order to help others donate to the hospital as well.