The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $240,907 to the United Hospital District in Blue Earth to purchase two pieces of ultrasound equipment as part of a $26.4 million ultrasound initiative in Minnesota. The initiative includes nearly $18.3 million to help Minnesota hospitals and health centers purchase ultrasound imaging devices and an additional $8.1 million to boost sonography and point of care ultrasound training opportunities across the state.
At United Hospital District, the new equipment includes an Ultrasound System for the Radiology Department. In the Blue Earth Clinic, a new Portable Ultrasound machine will be used to offer patients point of care services.
Walter Panzierer, a Trustee for the Helmsley Charitable Trust, said the grants will help improve access to exceptional medical treatment for all Minnesotans, whether they live in the heart of Minneapolis or a small rural or underserved community.
The grants were announced last Tuesday during a news conference at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.