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Masonic Grand Lodge Donates $40,000 to Nemours

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

Delaware Valley
Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania Donates $40,000 to Nemours for purchase of telemedicine equipment.

At the check presentation made by the Masonic Grand Lodge of PA to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 were (l to r): Gary Emmet, MD, Jefferson Director of Hospital Pediatrics; Glenn Stryjewski, MD, Director of Critical Care Medicine, Nemours; Grandmaster Thomas Sturgeon and Col. Harris Brooks of the Masons.

The Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has made a gift of $40,000 to Nemours/Alfred I.duPont Hospital for Children to purchase telemedicine equipment for use with pediatric patients at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Telemedicine enables doctors to evaluate children from a distance by using cameras and computers. For example, examinations and radiology studies conducted at the base in Dover can be instantly transmitted for consultation with pediatric specialists at the duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, saving the family a trip and additional expenses, and allowing for timely diagnosis
and treatment.

The generous donation from the Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is through the original “Change for Troops” and now the “Help for Heroes” fund, which is supported by individual masons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Col. Harris Brooks, representing the Masons, said, “Our military families deserve the best care. We are delighted to make this donation to help support them and the physicians at the base. It’s a win-win-win for the kids, the base, and the hospital.”

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.