St. Luke’s awarded CT Grant by Polk County Community Foundation

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital was recently awarded a generous $50,000 grant towards the purchase of a world-class CT scanner by the Samuel and Stephanie White Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation


The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital launched a campaign last May to raise $600,000 by the end of 2022 to bring world-class CT imaging to our community. Foundation Board Chair, Ben Ellington shared, “We are extremely grateful for the support provided by the Polk County Community Foundation in helping us reach our goal of bringing world-class CT services to the citizens of our community.”

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Along with the support from hundreds of community members, St. Luke’s employees, local businesses, and grants, all funds were raised for the new GE Revolution Apex CT scanner and the CT currently awaits final inspection by the state for patient use. 


Amanda Thompson shared, “This CT is a game changer for our community as St. Luke’s will be able to provide new patient services that have never been possible before such as cardiac CT scans to detect heart blockages and preventative low-dose CT lung cancer screenings to detect cancer early for those at high risk. In short, this CT will save lives and we sincerely thank PCCF for being a significant part of making this possible.”


The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 


To learn more about The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital, visit


Submitted by Amanda Thompson