The Methodist Hospitals Foundation was gratified to receive a $10,000 gift from United States Steel Corporation – Gary Works, on behalf of Methodist Hospitals. The gift will support the Methodist Hospitals COVID-19 Response Fund, which was established to provide supplies, pharmaceuticals and protective equipment needed in the care of COVID-19 patients. This significant gift complements U. S. Steel-Gary Works’ previous in-kind donation of more than 400 N95 masks at a time when supply chains for PPE and other essential equipment were seriously strained nationwide. While the announcement of a vaccine brings hope for the mitigation of the coronavirus, the fact remains that the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting thousands of Americans.
“We value our partnership with U. S. Steel-Gary Works. Gary Works shares our vision of providing the best possible healthcare for the local community and has stepped up to help Methodist Hospitals serve many more patients. Its investment in Methodist Hospitals’ during this pandemic has been extraordinary and certainly greatly valued,” said Matt Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospitals.
“During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at U. S. Steel has been to preserve lives and livelihoods. This effort extends beyond our facilities to the communities where we live and work. We are grateful for those on the front lines at Methodist Hospitals for their bravery, as we work together to keep our community safe,” said Dan Killeen, Vice President, U. S. Steel Gary Works.
“Methodist Hospitals Foundation has witnessed the power of generosity from corporate partners who are seriously concerned for the welfare of the community,” said Heather McCarthy, President of the Methodist Hospitals Foundation Board. “Our COVID-19 Response Fund will be greatly enhanced by this most generous donation from US Steel-Gary Works and allow our charitable foundation to further support the hospital in fulfilling its mission.”
The Methodist Hospitals COVID-19 Response Fund was established in March 2020 and further enhanced by contributions from a recent virtual event that saluted the staff heroes of Methodist Hospitals for their service during the pandemic. Contributions continue to be received.
Photo of Check presentation: Left to right are Methodist Hospitals Board Chair Robert E. Johnson III, Methodist Hospitals Foundation Board President Heather McCarthy, Methodist Hospitals President & CEO Matt Doyle, U.S. Steel Gary Works Vice President Dan Killeen, Methodist Hospitals Chief of Advocacy Denise Dillard
About the Methodist Hospitals Foundation
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. The Methodist Hospitals Foundation is the steward of charitable contributions to the hospital. The Foundation works to secure philanthropic support for the programs and services that Methodist Hospitals provides to patients, families and the community and to extend the impact of Methodist Hospitals beyond its walls, furthering its promise of service to the community, now and in perpetuity.
About U. S. Steel
Founded in 1901, the United States Steel Corporation is a Fortune 250 company and a leading steel producer. Together with its subsidiary Big River Steel and an unwavering focus on safety, the company’s customer-centric Best of BothSM world-competitive integrated and mini mill technology strategy is advancing a more secure, sustainable future for U. S. Steel and its stakeholders. With a renewed emphasis on innovation, U. S. Steel serves the automotive, construction, appliance, energy, containers and packaging industries with high value-added steel products such as U. S. Steel’s proprietary XG3™ advanced high-strength steel. The company also maintains competitively advantaged iron ore production and has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 26.2 million net tons. U. S. Steel is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with world-class operations across the United States and in Central Europe. For more information, please visit www.ussteel.com.
Methodist Hospitals Foundation:
Judy T. Lindsey
External Lead, Operational Communications