January 9, 2009
Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The South Gym at the University of New Mexico Carrie Tingley Hospital (CTH) has been fully renovated thanks to donations from several businesses.
Shary Adams of Studio Southwest Architects, one of the architecture firms that worked on the UNM Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion design, was the driving force behind the South Gym renovation.
During the construction of the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion, Adams gave birth to twin girls who were small for gestational age and was referred to the UNM CTH Neonatology Developmental Care Program.
While at CTH, Adams was shown the South Gym where patients play and receive rehabilitation services. Adams saw that the gym needed renovating and began to work on collecting donations.
Jaynes Construction offered support for general contracting and coordinating all the construction. Other businesses that donated included, Studio Southwest Architects, Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers, Inc, AG Supply, Robert Cohen Company, LLC, Mondo America, Inc, McDade Woodcock, Inc, Yearout Mechanical, Inc, Calply New Mexico, Variance Acrylic Finishers, Roadrunner Waste Service, Inc, F&R Painting, Sherwin Williams, Concrete Systems, Inc, and Sports Surfaces Distributing.
CTH is the only pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the state, providing healthcare to children and adolescents with complex musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, rehabilitation needs, developmental issues and long-term physical disabilities.