Date: 3/4/2013

Medical Center Auxiliary donates $121,000 to Hospital Programs

St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check of $121,000 for their annual donation to the hospital. Funds will be used to support new cardiovascular technology and student scholarships. Pictured from left to right are: John Gorski, COO, Community Healthcare System; Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center; JoAnn Ventura, president of the Auxiliary and Fay Iorio, vice president.

HOBART — St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary has made a $121,000 donation to fund new cardiovascular services technology and healthcare student scholarships. In the last decade, the Auxiliary has donated nearly $1.5 million to the growing hospital and its patient care initiatives.

This year, the contribution went toward the purchase of an Ilumien PCI Optimization System that will improve the ability of cardiologists to evaluate vessel blockage through better intravascular imaging procedures.

“Technology such as this is vital to maintaining our outstanding level of care,” said Janice Ryba, CEO of St. Mary Medical Center. “Combined with the comfort and support of volunteers, our patients know they are receiving the best health care available in Northwest Indiana.”