CALGARY, July 16 /CNW/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation has provided
$100,000 to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation in support orthopedic
Pembina's investment supports the purchase of the O-Arm and Navigation
System, which uses robotics technology to produce a high-resolution image of
patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. Capable of scanning from every angle,
it gives surgeons the ability to operate with greater accuracy. As a result,
children experience decreased tissue trauma, decreased post-operative pain and
decreased risk of infection.
"We're proud to invest in the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and
partner with them to improve health care options available to children," said
Glenys Hermanutz, Pembina Pipeline Corporation's vice president of Corporate
The Alberta Children's Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to
acquire and perfect the use of the O-Arm system.
"Not only is the O-Arm helping to increase our intra-operative
decision-making, increase surgical accuracy and reduce the invasiveness of
many procedures, it also significantly reduces radiation exposure for both our
surgical teams and our young patients," says Dr. David Parsons, an orthopedic
surgeon at the Alberta Children's Hospital. "We are very grateful to the
community for funding this amazing new technology."
Pembina's community investment program supports non profit organizations
aimed at benefiting education, community wellness and the environment. This
investment in the Alberta Children's Hospital builds on other contributions
recently made by Pembina which include supporting the STARS Foundation, the
YMCA of Calgary and the 2010 Arctic Winter Games.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation transports crude oil and natural gas liquids
produced in Western Canada and has a growing presence in the oil sands, heavy
oil, midstream and gas services sectors. Pembina is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of the Pembina Pipeline Income Fund. Pembina's trust units (PIF.UN) and
convertible debentures (PIF.DB.B) are traded on the TSX.
For further information: Lynne Marshall, (403) 691-7611, 1-888-428-3222,
www.pembina.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org