The University of Maryland Children's Hospital at the University of Maryland Medical Center has announced a gift of $3 million from Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill, a trained pediatric nurse, in support of new facilities.
The gift will support construction of a state-of-the-art pediatric hybrid catheterization lab and operating room, enabling UMCH to provide the most technologically advanced care to pediatric patients locally, regionally, and nationally and positioning the hospital to meet the growing needs of seriously ill children.
"This remarkable gift from Chris and Jill Davis will benefit children throughout the state of Maryland and beyond," said UMMC president and CEO Mohan Suntha. "It will provide critical support to expand the resources and technology available at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital...allowing our world-class experts in children's heart disease to provide the most advanced care possible. We are grateful to Chris and Jill Davis for their generosity and partnership."
"This is a cause that is close to our hearts," said Chris Davis, who has three young children. "Everyone at the hospital has inspired our family — from the patients and families who show such courage in the face of overwhelming challenges to the medical professionals and caregivers who dedicate their careers to saving and improving lives."