Guthrie Cortland Medical Center has announced it has received a donation of $250,000 dollars from the Cortland Memorial Foundation.
The donation will go towards the $1.7 million dollar purchase and installation cost of a PET CT, which will expand Guthrie Cortland Medical Centers diagnostic and treatment capabilities for cancer and other illnesses.
“We are continually humbled by the overwhelming generosity of this community and the tireless efforts of Cortland Memorial Foundation,” said Jennifer Yartym, SVP, President, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. “This donation aids in our mission to deliver comprehensive health care, close to home.”
A PET CT is a machine that combines images collected with a traditional CT machine with scans that can show the function of an organ or tissue. Guthrie plans to install the new machine this spring, which Guthrie says will help the hospital in their efforts to achieve stroke center designation.