Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. Donates 10 VeinViewer Devices to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Publication Date: 6/3/2011
Memphis, Tenn., June 3, 2011 – Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. today announced the company has donated 10 VeinViewer® vascular imaging devices to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® as part of Walmart’s annual in‐store fundraising campaign for the charity.During the final two weeks of the fundraising campaign, which ends Monday, June 13, the top 10 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores that raise the most funds will receive a VeinViewer vascular imaging device and training for their local CMN Hospital.“We were thrilled to learn Christie wanted to partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during our biggest fundraising period of the year and donate 10 of their VeinViewer devices,” said Shirley Rogers, senior vice president of corporate development at Children’s Miracle Network. “We believe this opportunity will help boost donations at Walmart stores during the final two weeks and push the overall fundraising campaign to its highest potential.”VeinViewer uses harmless near‐infrared light and other patented technologies to project a real-time digital image of subcutaneous vasculature directly onto the surface of the skin. Designed for assistance in IV starts and blood draws, VeinViewer is often an essential tool for pediatric nurses as they work with children who are uneasy about the idea of a painful IV. Younger patients’ veins tend to be small and difficult to locate and demand a very accurate image that can be counted on to make good clinical decisions. VeinViewer is clinically proven to reduce the number of attempts to start an IV and the time it takes to start an IV by 50 percent.“When we considered donating these devices to a not‐for‐profit organization, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals immediately came to the top of our list as it’s a natural fit and could most benefit from having VeinViewer in its hospitals,” said Chris Schnee, general manager and vice president of sales and marketing at Christie. “We know that patient care is a top priority among all hospitals, and we hope this opportunity will allow Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to further strengthen the already high level of care they provide for their patients.”To learn more about VeinViewer, visit www.veinviewer.com.About Christie Medical Holdings, IncChristie Medical Holdings, Inc is a global company based in Memphis, Tenn., that discovers, develops and commercializes medical technologies. The company’s market‐leading product, VeinViewer®, is a mobile vascular imaging system that allows health care providers to clearly see accessible vasculature in real time, directly on the surface of the skin. Christie Medical Holdings, Inc is owned by Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a global visual technologies company and a subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan (JP:6925). For more information on Christie Digital Systems or Christie Medical Holdings, Inc, visit www.christiedigital.com.About Children’s Miracle Network HospitalsChildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.