Help from (and to) the Heart

Martin Marietta Support Brings Comfort and Healing

Martin Marietta often focuses on the importance of safety and the value of good health, but when illness or injury impede that lifestyle, it’s the company’s community support that can make all the difference.

Over the next five years, Martin Marietta has pledged $250,000 to benefit the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital at UNC REX in Raleigh.

When the eight-story, 114-bed facility opens this year, it will serve more than 1 million people living in Wake County, which has been growing at a rate of 30,000 people each year.

Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX, said Martin Marietta’s support has been vital as the world-class hospital takes shape.

“Providing treatment, rehabilitation and education in one centrally-located facility, the Heart and Vascular Hospital will be a resource for many in central and eastern North Carolina,” he said. “We cannot think of better neighbors and partners than the folks at Martin Marietta.”

Martin Marietta's Chairman and CEO Ward Nye said he understands the importance of contributing to projects such as the Heart and Vascular Hospital.

A volunteer serving as vice chair of the UNC REX Board of Trustees, Nye has witnessed firsthand the demand for medical facilities to offer the latest and best methods of care.

“We’re honored to partner with UNC REX and proud to provide assistance in whatever way we can,” he said. “The new North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital will provide a healing environment where patients can receive the best care from world-class physicians utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge, treatment methods and technology.

“By combining truly innovative practices with time-tested kindness and compassion, they’ll offer their patients – some of whom will be our employees and their families – unrivaled experiences for decades to come.”

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