Pembina Pipeline invests $100,000 in Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
CALGARY, July 16 /CNW/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation has provided $100,000 to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation in support orthopedic surgery. Pembina's investment supports the purchase of the O-Arm and Navigation System, which uses robotics technology to produce a high-resolution image of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. Capable of scanning from every angle, it gives surgeons the ability to operate with greater accuracy. As a result, children experience decreased tissue trauma, decreased post-operative pain and decreased risk of infection. "We're proud to invest in the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and partner with them to improve health care options available to children," said Glenys Hermanutz, Pembina Pipeline Corporation's vice president of Corporate Affairs. The Alberta Children's Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to acquire and perfect the use of the O-Arm system. "Not only is the O-Arm helping to increase our intra-operative decision-making, increase surgical accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of many procedures, it also significantly reduces radiation exposure for both our surgical teams and our young patients," says Dr. David Parsons, an orthopedic surgeon at the Alberta Children's Hospital. "We are very grateful to the community for funding this amazing new technology." Pembina's community investment program supports non profit organizations aimed at benefiting education, community wellness and the environment. This investment in the Alberta Children's Hospital builds on other contributions recently made by Pembina which include supporting the STARS Foundation, the YMCA of Calgary and the 2010 Arctic Winter Games. Pembina Pipeline Corporation transports crude oil and natural gas liquids produced in Western Canada and has a growing presence in the oil sands, heavy oil, midstream and gas services sectors. Pembina is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pembina Pipeline Income Fund. Pembina's trust units (PIF.UN) and convertible debentures (PIF.DB.B) are traded on the TSX.
For further information: Lynne Marshall, (403) 691-7611, 1-888-428-3222, www.pembina.com, email: [email protected]