Nonprofit has given $25M to Wyoming health care

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 18, 2017 at 9:22 a.m.



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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given more than $25 million for mammogram machines and other medical equipment to Wyoming hospitals and clinics since 2010.

The organization is a national nonprofit that works to improve rural health care.

Program director Shelley Stingley tells the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2veibqx ) that more than $10 million of its contributions in Wyoming has gone to better care in cancer treatment centers. That includes putting eight new digital mammography machines in towns like Torrington and Wheatland.

Some of the machines were new equipment to a facility, while others replaced a hospital's aging machine.

Additionally, Stingley says the program sought to provide cancer patients with better radiation treatment. New machines were purchased in Cody, Sheridan and Rock Springs.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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