MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - August 22, 2014) - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is pleased to announce a $200,000 gift from ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services. The generous contribution will be paid over a four-year term and will be donated on behalf of ServiceMaster employees to one of the leading children's hospitals in the United States.
"We deeply appreciate ServiceMaster's generosity," said Meri Armour, MSN/MBA, president and chief executive officer, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. "We value our partnership with ServiceMaster and are honored that they continue to support Le Bonheur and our mission to give children a chance to grow up healthy, strong and safe."
The donation will be presented during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The gift coincides with ServiceMaster's annual We Serve Day, where more than a thousand ServiceMaster employees will participate in volunteer efforts across the country -- including several projects which will benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
"Le Bonheur Children's is a cherished friend and partner of ServiceMaster in the Greater Memphis community," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster's chief executive officer. "Hundreds of our associates' children have received treatment and care from the hospital, and this gift is meant to demonstrate our continued commitment to the patients, staff and mission of Le Bonheur."
In recognition of this gift, the 12th floor family room for transplant, diabetes and gastroenterology patients and families will be named for the Memphis-based company. It will be stocked with books, toys and games that visitors and family members can enjoy during their stays at the hospital and take with them when they return home.
Le Bonheur is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center and is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the region.
About Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year in a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital. Serving as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center, the hospital trains more pediatricians than any other hospital in the state. For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit www.lebonheur.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/lebonheurchild or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company's portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). The company serves approximately 5 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.
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