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Children's Hospital Honors John L. Scott Foundation with Pennington Award

March 20, 2006

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently presented the 2006 W.J. “Jerry” Pennington Award to the John L. Scott Foundation in recognition of their leadership, commitment to family-centered care, and dedication to the hospital’s mission and the children it serves.

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center recently presented the 2006 W.J. “Jerry” Pennington Award to the John L. Scott Foundation in recognition of their leadership, commitment to family-centered care, and dedication to the hospital’s mission and the children it serves.

“We offer the Pennington Award as a tribute to guiding spirit, leadership and excellence, which have made a lasting impact on Children’s patients and families,” said Dr. Thomas Hansen, president and CEO of Children’s. “The John L. Scott Foundation has been a tireless supporter of Children’s and has given generously to help us achieve our mission to prevent, treat and eventually eliminate childhood disease.”

In 1997, The John L. Scott Foundation was created to honor company founder, John L. Scott, a philanthropist and community activist. The Foundation is funded by donations and supported by the volunteer efforts of the John L. Scott sales associates and employees. The John L. Scott Foundation currently supports 18 hospitals with pediatric services throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Foundation’s primary mission is to help ensure that children have access to quality medical care. For more information about the John L. Scott Foundation, please visit www.JohnLScottFoundation.com.

“I’m so proud of the difference the John L. Scott team is making in our community by supporting Children’s Hospital,” said J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate. “On behalf of the John L. Scott Foundation, we’re humbled by this award and honored to have the opportunity to help keep kids healthy, happy, and at home, where they belong.”

ABOUT THE W.J. “JERRY” PENNINGTON AWARD
The W.J. “Jerry” Pennington Award was established in 1985 in honor of W.J. “Jerry” Pennington. Mr. Pennington, a former president of the Seattle Times, was a distinguished and respected member of Children’s Advisory Board and a tireless advocate of the hospital’s mission. The Pennington Award was created as a tribute to his name and memory and is given annually to an individual, couple or organization that has had a significant impact on Children’s and its mission. The Award is the highest honor bestowed by Children’s. Some of the past recipients include the Seattle Foundation, Sally Skinner Behnke, Costco Wholesale, Faye and Herman Sarkowsky, Nordstrom, Kate Webster, KOMO Television and Radio, Mary M. Gates, and the Auction of Northwest Wines

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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