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CenturyLink Makes Donation to Pediatric Patients at Florida Hospital for Children

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2014 – Children beamed with excitement at the sound of remote control cars heading down the halls at Florida Hospital for Children. CenturyLink, a Florida Hospital telecommunication provider, has donated 35 cars to Florida Hospital for Children due to their long lasting relationship and as a part of a team building exercise that CenturyLink employees received for exceeding goals and expectations.

The CenturyLink Circle of Excellence program rewards the best of the best – those who have shown their commitment to achieving success by helping improve their customers' lives and businesses through CenturyLink’s advanced technologies and solutions. This year, during the celebration in Palm Beach, one of their team building activities was to put together 35 remote control cars. There were approximately 350 employees involved, and each team had an hour-and-a-half to build the cars.

“Florida Hospital and CenturyLink strongly believe in caring for our communities,” said Erik Genrich, CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager for the central Florida region.  “Our hope is that by donating the remote control cars to the hospital, we can bring smiles to children’s faces and promote healing through positive interactions.” 

“It’s very important to keep the minds of our patients distracted with fun activities while going through the healing process,” said Marla Silliman, administrator at Florida Hospital for Children. “We value our partners like CenturyLink who give back as a way to help our patients return to good health.”

Florida Hospital for Children is a full-service facility served by more than 130 pediatric specialists and a highly trained pediatric team of more than 1,000 caregivers and staff. This unique children's hospital provides patients with private, family-centered pediatric rooms, a dedicated pediatric emergency department and an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery. The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, in Orlando, delivers a complete range of pediatric health services for younger patients including advanced surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology and transplant services, full-service pediatrics, and an innovative health and obesity platform. The 200-pediatric bed facility serves as a destination for pediatric health care. For more information, please visit www.FloridaHospitalForChildren.com.

For media inquiries regarding this donation, contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.

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