The Joanie Abdu center will be the only accredited comprehensive breast care center between Cleveland and Hershey, Pa., and only the third such center in Ohio. Women will no longer need to leave town for the ‘best treatment’ because it will be right here.
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Youngstown, OH (Vocus) June 24, 2010
A public campaign to raise the funds to build a world-class women’s health facility kicked off this morning. Humility of Mary Health Partners Development Foundation announced plans to raise a total of $8 million to build the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
“The center is HMHP’s response to the needs of the Valley,” said Bob Shroder, president and CEO of HMHP. “The Joanie Abdu center will be the only accredited comprehensive breast care center between Cleveland and Hershey, Pa., and only the third such center in Ohio. Women will no longer need to leave town for the ‘best treatment’ because it will be right here.”
Major gifts announced
The news conference also included the announcement of a $250,000 gift from the Hynes-Finnegan Foundation and a campaign total update from Jim Schultis, president of the HMHP Development Foundation. According to Schultis, early gifts to the campaign total $6,150,000, including a $3 million commitment from HMHP.
Joseph D. and Andrea Lane of Canfield will serve as co-chairs of the capital campaign for the development foundation.
Renovation/construction/relocation of existing services $4,000,000
Projected Medical Equipment Needed: $4,000,000
- MRI Equipped for Breast Care
- Digital Mammography Units
- Digital Mammogram Printer
- Digital X-Ray Unit
- Ultrasound Unit
- Stereotactic Biopsy Table
- Mammotone Unit
- Additional equipment will be considered
Total Project Costs $8,000,000
HMHP Internal Funding $3,000,000
Fund-raising Goal $5,000,000
NOTE: B-Roll footage of mammography is available at: HMPartners.org/media