Grateful Patient Donates $2.5 Million for Scanner


October 16, 2007

Contact: Hazel Tull-Leach (505) 277-5685


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Tuesday, Oct. 16, University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) and staff honored former patient Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick for his donation of $2,500,000 to fund the purchase of a Dual Tube 64 Computed Tomography (CT) Scan that will be used in the Imaging Suite located in the Trauma Center at UNMH.

Forty years ago, Hedrick suffered extensive critical injuries due to an auto accident in Grants, N.M. His injuries required him to stay for four months, in traction, at UNMH. Hedrick credits the staff at UNMH for saving his life and his legs.

Hedrick now lives in Pennsylvania and is the founder and CEO of Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. He has 35 years of experience in the avionics industry, and holds a number of patents in the electronics, optoelectric, electromagnetic, aerospace and contamination-control fields.

As a tribute and in recognition of his purchase of the CT Scan, the Imaging Suite in our Trauma Center has been named in honor of Mr. Hedrick," said Steve McKernan, CEO for UNMH. "Mr. Hedrick has displayed a dedication to quality technological advancement for over 35 years and his personal appreciation of UNM Hospitals for their expert, professional and compassionate care will not be forgotten."

For more information, please contact the Development Office at (505) 277-5685.

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