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Community Howard Unveils New Nuclear Medicine Camera

For release on May 09, 2017

Kokomo, IN --- Community Howard Regional Health unveiled a new nuclear medicine camera today that was donated to the hospital by the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation.

The new nuclear medicine camera, which was installed earlier this month, will be used for imaging procedures that help with the diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases, including; heart disease, different types of cancers, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders.

The $256,000 camera was donated to the hospital by the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation after a need for a new camera was identified. In all, the Foundation donated $410,000 worth of equipment to support patient care to the hospital in 2016.

“As part of our commitment to this community we strive to offer high quality care and the latest technologies right here in Kokomo,” said Joe Hooper, president of Community Howard Regional Health. “Thanks to the Foundation, the addition of this nuclear medicine camera ensures that our patients have convenient access to world-class imaging technology.” 

The Foundation was formed in 1956 when a need for a community hospital was identified by the Community Howard Commissioners. The Foundation continues to support the hospital, its patients and employees today through a number of programs, including the purchase of equipment for the hospital, a free mammography program for disadvantaged women and a patient assistance fund that helps patients with the cost of prescriptions and transportation to the hospital. 

“The Foundation is thrilled to have been able to make such a significant investment in patient care at the hospital,” said Greg Griswold, President of the Foundation Board. “We are proud to see the positive impact that the Foundation’s support continues to make on the quality of care that’s offered at the hospital and the patients it serves. This donation wouldn’t be possible if not for the many community members, businesses and hospital physicians and employees who generously support the Foundation each year.” 

George Mast, Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard
George Mast
Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard Regional Health