OMV Petrom to support the modernization of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital with new sponsorship
OMV Petrom increases by additional 2 million Euro its contribution for the modernization of the Ploiești County Emergency Hospital`s surgical unit. This is the third contribution to this important medical institution and adds to the EUR 5 million sponsorships made in the last two years. The latest contribution will be used to modernize the most important operating rooms, for neurosurgery and general surgery. Thus, the entire surgical unit will be brought to standards that will allow highly complex interventions.
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: “Ploiești County Emergency Hospital is a landmark for the people of Prahova county, as such we have decided to supplement our prior contributions to enable the renovation of the surgical unit. We are honored to be part of this important health project for Prahova county, and we thank the doctors and medical staff for their commitment towards the wellbeing of their patients. I also want to thank the local authorities for their help. OMV Petrom is and continues to be committed to this community.”
Iulian Dumitrescu, President of the Prahova County Council: “One of the major objectives I undertook as president of the Prahova County Council was the transformation of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital into one of the most modern and well-equipped hospital centers in Romania. To this end, we have started an extensive investment process. I want to thank OMV Petrom for joining us and supporting this common goal in such a generous way. The fact that they think about the community and that they have faith in this important transformation of the County Hospital is an extraordinary thing. Together, we can achieve truly important things. The people of Prahova deserve the best quality medical services and I am absolutely convinced that, once the modernization project is finished, we will be proud of one of the most efficient and well-equipped hospitals in all of Romania.”
The sponsorship will cover the cost for important medical hardware such as surgery and neurosurgery tables, high performance anesthesia machines, complete neurosurgery equipment, complete urological surgery equipment, defibrillators, radiology machines etc. In the last two years, 11 of the hospital’s 13 surgery rooms have already been equipped with complete modern operating lines supported by OMV Petrom.
OMV Petrom has been continuously involved in major projects for the Romanian health sector. The company supported with EUR 10 million the Daruieste Viață Association for the first oncological hospital for children in Romania. This year, the company announced a EUR 7 million sponsorship for HOSPICE Casa Speranței, the most important foundation providing palliative care services in Romania. Also, OMV Petrom supported the Blondie Association with EUR 1.5 million, to facilitate the transport of patients, especially children, whose conditions cannot be treated in our country. The company has also been involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the Red Cross and frontline hospitals with EUR 1.4 million. In total, in the last 5 years, OMV Petrom has supported the Romanian medical sector with over EUR 27 million.
The Ploiești County Emergency Hospital is biggest medical institution in Prahova county. The hospital serves a population of over 800,000 inhabitants from Prahova county and neighboring localities, has over 65,000 hospitalized patients, and over 160,000 patients per year in the emergency unit.