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

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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