March 6, 2007

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation recently pledged $1.6 million to fund the new Carrie Tingley Hospital Inpatient Unit and Surgical Suite at the UNM Children's Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion.

Carrie Tingley Hospital (CTH) is the only hospital in New Mexico that provides caring and coordinated healthcare to children and adolescents with complex musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, rehabilitation needs, developmental issues and long-term physical disabilities.

Currently, CTH is a separate facility from the UNM Children's Hospital, providing inpatient and outpatient care. The inpatient unit at the new pavilion will allow CTH to provide increased services to musculoskeletal and rehabilitation inpatients. The current Carrie Tingley facility, located at 1127 University Blvd., N.E., will continue to provide outpatient clinical and rehabilitation services.

For more information on CTH, visithttp://hospitals.unm.edu/UNMCTH/Index.shtml