CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary has donated $50,000 to the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation as the first installment of a $150,000 pledge the auxiliary has made toward the purchase of a digital breast tomosynthesis unit, also known as 3-D mammography.
The auxiliary’s gift is tied to recent upgrades in the hospital’s breast center program, including a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
The accreditation, which is administered by the American College of Surgeons, recognizes the facilities that provide the highest level of quality breast care to their patients.
“Thank you to the Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary for their generous gift," said Richard Hvisch, the hospital’s medical imaging director. "The 3-D mammography unit is a welcome addition to the Imaging Department and an important technological advancement for our patients.”
The auxiliary’s donation comes from money raised through the service of volunteers in the hospital gift shop and the Eagle Eye thrift shop in Brewster.
The auxiliary, which was formed in 1963, has made more than $7 million in pledge payments since its inception.
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