April 20, 2016
HORNELL, NY – St. James Mercy Hospital has announced that they have received a grant in the amount of $130,000 from the Bethesda Foundation to purchase a cardiac ultrasound machine and a specialized treadmill which will aid in the early diagnosis of cardiac disease. “This grant is by far the largest ever made by the Bethesda Foundation in the almost thirty years of its existence,” said Foundation Board President Phil Loree. “It is a reflection of the confidence and commitment our board has in St. James Mercy Hospital and its critical role in providing health care services to residents of Hornell and surrounding communities.”
Hospital CEO Jennifer Sullivan was very pleased. “St. James Mercy Hospital is extremely grateful to the Bethesda Foundation for its continuing support over the years,” said Jennifer Sullivan, SJMH President & CEO. “The $130,000 grant allows us to procure new, state-of-the-art equipment which enables us to improve clinical quality as well as the patient experience. It also allows us to expand echocardiology and cardiac rehabilitation services at St. James Mercy Hospital. The equipment will be integrated into our new hospital, once construction is complete.