WAYNE, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Medical Systems USA reinforced its commitment to patients today by announcing its support of Make-A-Wish® to help fulfill more wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Beginning March 1, 2014, MAQUET USA will donate $250 to Make-A-Wish for every single purchase order of $50,000 or more (before tax, shipping and install) received between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $50,000, up to a maximum of $150,000. Funds raised will help support wishes in the communities where we live.
"Every day at MAQUET, we focus on creating products that help provide better care—but we can do more," said Raoul Quintero, President of MAQUET Medical Systems USA. "There are intangibles beyond technologies and solutions that can contribute to the healing process. We too, believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child, and that's why we chose to support Make-A-Wish in the first ever cause promotion implemented by MAQUET."
Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. And while Make-A-Wish routinely works with hospital and medical professionals as referral sources, the relationship between MAQUET and Make-A-Wish is the first sponsorship Make-A-Wish has engaged in with a medical device organization.
MAQUET, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for over 175 years, is the global leader in providing medical systems that meet the needs of the most medically challenging patients, while exceeding the expectations of the hospital teams that care for them. MAQUET designs, develops and distributes innovative therapy solutions and infrastructure capabilities for high-acuity areas within the hospital including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab and intensive care unit (ICU) as well as intra and inter hospital patient transport.
Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the publicly listed Getinge Group AB of Sweden. MAQUET generated about 1.5 billion Euros in 2012, representing more than half of the Getinge Group's annual revenue of 2.7 billion Euros. MAQUET has 6,300 employees in 45 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 300 sales representatives. For more information please visit www.maquet.com.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
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