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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 12, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 25
Shattuck Family donates $1 mill for new burn unit at Children's Center

By Kim Hoppe
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Mayo and Molly Shattuck have given $1 million through the Shattuck Family Foundation to support construction of a burn unit in the new Children's Tower of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The unit will be named in honor of the family, which has long-standing ties to the Children's Center.

Mayo Shattuck is the president, CEO and chairman of the board of Constellation Energy Group and a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine board of trustees. Both he and Molly Shattuck are members of the Children's Center Advisory Council. He also is the former chairman of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown.

"We are delighted to be able to support the Children's Center," said Molly Shattuck. "I hope this gift from our family will contribute to healing and comfort."

George Dover, the Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and director and pediatrician in chief of the Children's Center, said, "Care for burn injuries is complex, often requiring a multidisciplinary team of caregivers armed with cutting-edge technology. Mayo and Molly's generous gift will enable the new burn unit to treat more patients, to accommodate critical equipment and to help us be better prepared in the event of a large-scale emergency."

The Shattuck Family Pediatric Burn Unit will be housed in the 12-story Children's Tower, scheduled for completion by 2010. Part of a broad redevelopment of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the tower will contain 205 private rooms designed to accommodate changing levels of patient care so that children can remain in familiar surroundings throughout their stay. The design also integrates educational space into each floor, ensuring that medical students, residents and fellows will be trained with the most advanced technology.

The Johns Hopkins Children's Center was recently named Baltimore's regional pediatric burn center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System. Under this designation, it will care for all burn victims under the age of 15 in the state and from surrounding communities. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is the state-designated burn center for adults and serves as the coordinating institution for research, education, clinical care and prevention of burn services in the state.

This gift brings total commitments to the Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World campaign to more than $2.4 billion.


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