Southeast's Donation to Ronald McDonald House Reflects Commitment to Care for Families in Need

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants (SAC) recently donated more than 200 toys and other items to the Ronald McDonald House to help provide extra comfort for families who stay there while their children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.

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"Families with a child facing a prolonged hospitalization should be able to focus on support and healing," explains Dr. Labron Chambers, pediatric anesthesiologist with SAC. "By offering families a 'home away from home,' the Ronald McDonald House allows this, and the donation of toys and supplies by SAC furthers their mission. There is an immense amount of satisfaction seeing that our donations are vital to the success of the Ronald McDonald House, and can be put to immediate use."

The donation included developmental toys targeted to infants and teens, two age groups that are often forgotten about during traditional toy drives. SAC donated everything from Legos and chess sets to batteries and binders.

Among SAC's subspecialties is pediatric anesthesia, offering expertise, focus, and sensitivity to the particular needs of children and their parents. The practice has developed insights into the best approaches for working with children and parents to help reduce fears, anxieties and to help assure the best possible surgical outcomes.

In 2009, SAC donated $25k to the $10 million campaign to build the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, the practice also contributed $1 million to the construction of the Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in 2005.

ABOUT SOUTHEAST ANESTHESIOLOGY CONSULTANTS
Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants is physician anesthesia and pain management practice with more than 90 physicians serving more than 100,000 anesthesia and more than 45,000 pain management patients each year in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. SAC is a division of the national practice American Anesthesiology, which comprises more than 1,475 anesthesiologists and advanced practitioners who provide anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures as well as pain management. American Anesthesiology has administrative offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Sunrise, Fla. Additional information is available at www.americananesthesiology.com and www.seanesthesiology.com.

SOURCE Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants



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