Methodist Hospitals Helps Bridge Digital Divide with Donation - March 22, 2013

Hospital donates used technology to Computers For School Program

Gary, IN- This past January, Methodist Hospitals donated used personal computers and monitors to the Computers For Schools Program, an initiative through PC Rebuilders and Recyclers. This Illinois based company provides national underserved schools and organizations with refurbished computers who otherwise would not be able to attain them. Timothy Diamond, chief information officer for Methodist Hospitals says, “We donated equipment that no longer met the minimum requirements of our expanding environment. Computers for Schools works with organizations that are in need of working equipment, thus we were happy to donate to a good home instead of a landfill.”

Methodist Hospitals completed the first phase of their PC Refresh Project and as this initiative continues, Diamond looks forward to working with Computers For Schools again. Diamond believes Methodist should continue to support this program because “we are a community hospital and should support our community whenever we can. I love programs like these. It is a great win-win.”

For more information about Computers For Schools Program and how to receive donations please visit

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology and Heart and Vascular Institutes, Center for Bariatric Surgery and Women’s Health program. Its range of services also includes Emergency services, Orthopedics, comprehensive Rehabilitation services and Home Health Services.