Shell has long had a philosophy of working with local partners to improve quality of life and create healthier communities, and it will continue this tradition with a donation to help build the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, to impact the health of children in Louisiana for years to come.
Shell has pledged $200,000 to the new hospital, and will be recognized for their donation with a Live Oak and the Reflection Walk named in its honor. The Reflection Walk will be an area in the main garden where patients, and their families, can go to enjoy the outdoor scenery, and to reflect. Also, a signature Live Oak tree will be planted in the garden, once the hospital construction has been completed.
“It was a perfect fit for the Live Oak at the new children’s hospital to also serve as a sign of Shell’s strong impact in our community, and its dedication to growing our ability to treat children from across the state, and beyond,” said Kelly Hurtado, executive director of Our Lady of the Lake Foundation.
“Shell is delighted to play a role in building this critically important healthcare resource for our region,” said Shell Geismar general manager Rhoman Hardy. “When Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is completed, this region will be second-to-none, when it comes to access to the finest children’s healthcare available. Shell is proud to be a part of that.”
The new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is currently under construction, and set to open in 2019.