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Providence Medical Center Foundation Donates $300,000.00 to PMC

Members of the Providence Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors formally presented a check to Providence Medical Center (PMC) in the amount of $300,000.00 this past Monday evening during the foundation’s Annual Board of Directors meeting.  The funds are designated to be applied towards the hospital’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment located in PMC’s Outpatient Services.

Providence Medical Center has gone from offering MRI scans two mornings a week, to having them available in-house Monday through Friday during regular business hours.  “Our patients are benefiting greatly from the convenience and the excellent image quality and imaging speed,” said Marcile Thomas, PMC Administrator.

“Each of us at the PMC Foundation is extremely grateful to all of our friends who so generously continue to invest in Providence Medical Center through our foundation.  We, in turn, are able to donate funds back to the hospital.  Presenting this $300,000.00 to Providence Medical Center at this time is extremely satisfying to each one of us.  We are most certainly realizing the impact that our Planned Giving programs are having on our hospital,” said Foundation President, Sandra Bartling.

“Since its inception in 1963, members of the foundation board continue to be diligent in their efforts to see to it that the foundation stands ready to assist the hospital whenever necessary.   That dedication to keeping a quality hospital ‘close to home’ has not wavered over the years,” she said.

The generosity of two Wayne area residents is what made this most recent gift to Providence Medical Center possible.  According to Bartling, “Helen James, deceased, was a long-time resident of Wayne.  She was a friend of the hospital and the foundation.  She valued the presence of a top-notch hospital for Wayne area residents.  When she was ill, she was so grateful to be able to be hospitalized close to her home and her friends.  She established a trust naming Providence Medical Center as a beneficiary.”

“Leah Jeanne Miller was a loyal, generous friend as well.  Prior to her death in 2002, she executed planned giving instruments with our foundation that benefited her while she lived, and following her death have provided substantial financial support to Providence Medical Center,” Bartling said.


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