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Children’s Hospital unveils transplant center named after Najim
February 5, 2016

Suzie Feldmann, presiding chair of the Putting Children First Campaign and CEO of the Goldsbury Foundation, introduced Harvey Najim as the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio unveiled the Harvey E. Najim Blood and Marrow Transplant Center. Photo: Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News

By Peggy O'Hare, San Antonio Express-News

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio on Friday unveiled the Harvey E. Najim Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, named in honor of the San Antonio businessman and philanthropist who donated $1.5 million to start a bone marrow transplant program.

The center will provide both inpatient and outpatient treatment for children diagnosed with cancer and certain blood disorders. It is equipped with a 10-bed inpatient unit and an outpatient treatment facility.

The inpatient unit is designed to allow patients to leave their hospital rooms to interact with family and friends in an environment that minimizes their exposure to harmful germs and toxins.

Najim donated the funds in November to support the formation of a bone marrow transplant program at the downtown hospital. Najim is the founder of San Antonio-based Sirius Computer Solutions Inc. He sold his stake in the company to a private equity firm, Kelso & Co., in October and retired as executive chairman the following month.

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