BASF Donates $500,000 to Brazosport Health Foundation’s Capital Campaign
Brazosport Regional is pleased to announce that BASF recently granted a $500,000 donation to the Health Foundation’s Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign. The generous gift is earmarked for the patient tower renovation of the 2nd floor, establishing the BASF Medical Surgical Unit.
“BASF is the lead corporate donor for our Foundation’s Capital Campaign, which runs through fall 2015,” said Al Guevara, CEO/President of Brazosport Regional Health System. “This donation underscores BASF’s commitment to our hospital – and to our community – and continues their legacy of support.”
The patient tower renovation includes a top-to-bottom renovation giving the ability to make all rooms private. Private rooms will reduce noise levels, decrease the risk of infection, and lower stress levels for patients. The modern, spacious, and comfortable private rooms provides space for the family to help in the healing process, allows loved ones to be secondary caregivers, and gives family members the option to visit more freely.
“Our gift to the Health Foundation ensures that our community, our employees and their families will continue to have access to quality healthcare locally,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. “We believe this gift will go a long way to help ensure that our community will have the healthcare it needs not only now, but in the future.”
As a non-profit organization, the corporate partnerships and community support allows Brazosport Regional to invest in leading edge technology and equipment to provide every patient with excellent and compassionate care. Making a donation contributes to the expansion of healthcare and allows the local hospital to meet the every changing needs of the community.
About BASF - The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.