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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital donates over $7,800 worth of computer equipment to three area schools


PHOTO: Members of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Information Technology department assist local school representatives in loading more than $7,800 of donated computer equipment. Pictured from left: Carla Schultheis, Client Services specialist, Chris McMahon, director of technology at Belleville School District 118, Gabriel Koster, network IT administrator at Saint Clare Catholic School, Dave Vernon, Client Services specialist, Olith Straughn, Client Services specialist, and Leslee Martin, IT services manager.

From Illinois Business Journal news services

BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently donated $7,881 worth of computer equipment to three local schools. The hospital was able to make 55 desktop computers and nine laptops available from its current inventory as upgraded equipment was installed within the facility.

“We are happy that this equipment is able to be utilized within our communities for educational purposes at local schools,” noted Donna Meyers, director of Mission Integration, Community Benefit and Auxiliary volunteers. “It is also an important part of our Mission to be good stewards to Mother Earth by recycling such equipment instead of adding to landfills.”

stelizabethcomputerdonationThe hard drives have been examined, prepared and processed for the schools under the direction of team members from Information Technology department. All hard drives have been wiped clean of all information including the operating systems to comply with HIPPA requirements.

Items and recipients include:

– 30 Optiplex 790 desktop computers to Althoff Catholic High School;
– 22 Optiplex 790 desktop computers to Belleville Public School District 118; and
– Three Dell Latitide E6500 laptops, four HP Elitebook 8440s, two DELL Latitude D830s, and an HP Elitebook 6930p to Shiloh Community School District.

“I am proud to be able to contribute this equipment when possible to help further
technology programs for students while also extending the life of the equipment,” said Leslee Martin, information technology service manager at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

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