Eva Mayr-Stihl Stiftung donates to Klinikum Südostbayern
The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation supports the clinics in Southeast Bavaria in the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic with immediate financial aid of EUR 250,000. The managing director of the foundation, Alexander Burghartswieser, visited the Clinic Traunstein on the occasion of the donation and sent greetings from Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Mayr: “The issue of medical care is very important to our founders and they know about the challenges that a pandemic like this one has to offer through Covid-19. It is therefore very important for them to support the clinics we have already cooperated with in other projects - such as the clinics in Southeast Bavaria.”
Dr. Gretscher, CEO of Kliniken Südostbayern AG, thanked on behalf of the staff of the foundation for the generous support. "We will use the funds to set up a "pandemic laboratory". Specifically, this means a PCR test device for Covid-19 rapid diagnostics, an extraction machine for the concentration of virus DNA and all of this on a so-called sterile workbench,” says the clinic manager. "This makes us significantly more independent of external special laboratories. In total, up to 70 tests can be carried out on site in just a few hours. As a result, patients can continue to be treated more quickly and safely, or can be discharged after a shorter isolation period,” says Uwe Gretscher.
The Traunstein district administrator Siegfried Walch (currently chairman of the supervisory board of the Kliniken Südostbayern AG) was also pleased to see the firm connection between the clinics and the two board members Eva Mayr-Stihl and Robert Mayr, the latter being born himself in the Traunstein Clinic. “Last year, the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation made an extraordinarily generous donation to the clinics in Southeast Bavaria. The fact that we are once again being honored by the founders with a total of 250,000 euros humbles us all - thank you very much for that.” In addition to the financial support, the foundation are also sending a strong signal according to Walch: "This shows us that what our healthcare system is achieving during the corona pandemic is being seen," he said.
The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation had already supported clinics in its home region of Stuttgart with a total of around two million euros in the fight against Covid-19.