Tyrone, PA - Albemarle donated $20,000 to the Tyrone Hospital Foundation to help secure funding for digital mammography equipment. The total cost of the project is slated at $300,000.
“It shows the commitment Albemarle has to the Tyrone community” says Randy Miles, Chairman of the Tyrone Hospital Foundation Board. “Their support has had an enormous impact on this project and stands as an example of just how committed the corporate community is to health care in Northern Blair County” Miles continues.
The digital mammography equipment will offer more accurate and comfortable screenings in order to detect breast cancer earlier in patients. Breast cancer when detected early, has a high rate of survival and remission.
“Albemarle has a tradition of supporting the Tyrone community. Many of our employees live in and around the area and depend on the Tyrone Hospital” explains Tom Getz, Regional Human Resources Manager at Albemarle, Tyrone. “Access to quality health care such as the Tyrone Hospital is a big advantage to our company and our employees” says Getz.
The employees at Albemarle, Tyrone were involved in the decision to earmark the funds for the digital mammography equipment through the Tyrone Hospital Foundation. The donation is sponsored in part by the Albemarle Foundation.
About the TyroneHospitalFoundation:
The mission of the Tyrone Hospital Foundation is to help Tyrone Hospital to maintain its special character, with enough resources to provide the best possible health care in the best possible way. For more information on the Tyrone Hospital Foundation call 814-682-1813.
Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. For more info visit www.albemarle.com
Pictured are: (LtR) Tom Getz, Regional Human Resources Manager, Albemarle, Randy Miles, Sr. Chairman, Tyrone Hospital Foundation, Stephen Gildea, CEO Tyrone Hospital.