Eaton donates $50,000 to benefit Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
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[April 27, 2010]
Eaton Corp. announced on Monday a
"Powering Communities Grant" of $50,000 to benefit Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital's "Preserve the Mission" capital campaign. These
funds will offset costs for construction of the new hospital
building in Lincoln.
Eaton employees have chosen to use their company's gift to sponsor
the digital mammography room in the new hospital's diagnostic
"Eaton Corp. is proud to support this project," said plant
manager Rick Wyatt. "Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is an
essential asset to our community. We are happy to learn of the
enhancements to programs already available to residents in our area
that will be offered by this new facility."
"We are humbled by Eaton's generosity in response to our request
for campaign support," said John Guzzardo and Bill Bates, co-chairs
of the Preserve the Mission campaign. "Eaton has always demonstrated
phenomenal community support. We are thrilled that preserving the
local health care infrastructure is a priority for their
Building on Eaton's tradition of corporate citizenship, the
company's Powering Communities Grants help improve the quality of
life in the communities where Eaton employees live and work.
The Eaton manufacturing facility in Lincoln has been a part of
the community for over 50 years and was named Large Employer of the
Year in 2009 by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce for
community involvement and support. The facility currently employs
450 people, producing electrical distribution products with
applications in the residential housing markets.
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The $5.5 million Preserve the Mission campaign supports the new
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, which will open in February 2011.
The new facility will replace the current structure, dedicated 56
years ago. The new hospital is specifically designed around a model
with three main themes: patient safety, quality and convenience. The
new facility is designed to accommodate future growth to allow for
new technologies, to operate more efficiently and to make access
easy for patients.
Eaton Corp., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a diversified
power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is
a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for
power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components,
systems and services for industrial and military use; and truck and
automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance fuel
economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and
sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.
[Text from Eaton
Corp. news release]