BASF Corporation donates $500,000 to Brazosport Regional Health Foundation
Brazosport hospital names second floor ‘BASF Medical Surgical Unit’
FREEPORT, TX, April 3, 2014 – BASF Corporation in Freeport, Texas, has donated $500,000 to the Brazosport Regional Health Foundation.
The contribution is part of the foundation’s $5 million capital campaign, which will fund major renovations to the hospital. The renovations include redesigning patients’ rooms and nurses’ stations, constructing a new emergency room, and other enhancements.
“At this time BASF is the lead corporate donor for our foundation’s capital campaign, which runs through fall 2015. This donation underscores BASF’s commitment to our hospital – and to our community – and continues their legacy of support,” said Al Guevara, Brazosport Regional Health System President and CEO, at a reception honoring BASF. “To reciprocate this honor, Brazosport Regional Hospital is proud to name our second floor as the ‘BASF Medical Surgical Unit.’”
“Our gift to the health foundation ensures that our community, our employees and their families will continue to have access to quality healthcare locally,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. “We believe this gift will go a long way to help ensure that our community will have the healthcare it needs not only now, but in the future.”
BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .