Thursday, September 27, 2012
Martin Health receives $100,000 grant from PNC Foundation for Tradition Medical Center
Contact: Scott Samples, Public Information Coordinator
Phone: (772) 223-4920
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 27, 2012 – The Martin Health Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to help build Tradition Medical Center in west Port St. Lucie.
Tradition Medical Center, a 90-bed hospital scheduled to open January 2014, will feature 14 childbirth suites and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital will include a full-service emergency department, general and vascular surgery, oncology services and more.
In recognition of the gift, Martin Health has named a section of the Tradition Medical Center maternal-child department the PNC Well-Baby Nursery.
“We are extremely grateful to PNC for its generosity and for helping provide much-needed access to care,” said Mark E. Robitaille, president and CEO of Martin Health System. “Martin Health has a long history of collaborating with the community to ensure exceptional care is available, and this is an example of how those partnerships can benefit local residents.”
The PNC Foundation receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). Its grant to help fund the maternal-child department complements its support of young children through PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life.
“There is a correlation between the health of individuals and the economic health of a community and we believe Tradition Medical Center will play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for thousands of Treasure Coast families,” said Craig D. Grant, regional president-Florida East for PNC. “By helping to bring this hospital and the PNC Well-Baby Nursery to the community, we can help local families receive world-class patient care, which is a community asset well worth our commitment.”
About PNC Foundation: The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,000 associates, 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 12 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is a seven-time winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as a National Employer of Choice designee for 2009 and 2010-11. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.