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A Magnetic Gift: Sumter Regional Hospital Receives New MRI as Charitable Donation From Siemens
Date:1/25/2008

New System to Become Part of Massive Rebuilding Effort for Tornado-Torn

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MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/-- In recognition of Sumter Regional Hospital's struggle to rebuild following a devastating 2007 tornado, Siemens has announced that, as part of its charitable efforts, it will be providing the Americus, Ga. facility with a new MAGNETOM ESSENZA, worth approximately $800,000.

Siemens took notice of Sumter's story in the company's 2007 Win an MRI Contest and will donate a MAGNETOM ESSENZA MRI to Sumter, to be delivered once the hospital gets back on its feet and has the facility to support it. The devastating effect of last spring's tornado on Sumter and the community it serves struck a chord with Siemens. In solidarity with those at Sumter, Siemens is looking forward to the day when the re-built facility is able to support healthcare equipment such as the Siemens MAGNETOM ESSENZA.

"From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank Siemens for generously contributing a MAGNETOM ESSENZA to our rebuilding efforts," said David Seagraves, president and CEO of Sumter Regional Hospital. "Piece by piece, we are rebuilding and, soon, we will have the ability to address the health care needs of our community even better than before."

"As a small, rural hospital, the terrible disaster that Sumter has endured has had a profound effect on the community that relies on it for both urgent and routine health care," said Jeffrey Bundy, vice president, Magnetic Resonance, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. "Siemens stands in solidarity with Sumter and hopes that the donation of the MAGNETOM ESSENZA will play an important role in helping the facility start anew and offer the best care possible."

The MAGNETOM ESSENZA

The MAGNETOM ESSENZA, which was introduced to the market in October 2007 and developed specifically for the small hospital market, is expected to help physicians deliver impr
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