South Central Kansas Medical Center is seeking pledges for tax credit contributions to be used for a state grant.

If approved, the grant will help to raise funds for diagnostic imaging equipment, while also providing donors with a minimum 70-percent tax credit.South Central Kansas Medical Center

The tax credit would be eligible on a first-come, first-served basis to those who donate a minimum of $250 in goods, cash or services to the hospital project before the end of 2017.

In addition to the state tax credit, participants also would be eligible to deduct a percentage of their donation from their federal taxes — SCKMC is classified as a governmental entity, with similar tax benefits as traditional not-for-profits. However, the federal deduction allowed will vary depending on the individual’s tax bracket.

The hospital plans on using the donations to purchase a state-of-the-art 3-D mammography unit and portable ultrasound equipment. The mammography upgrade is a requirement of Medicare, which has reduced reimbursement to facilities not offering 3-D technology by 20 percent.

Pledge letters must be received no later than July 26. Those interested in pledging should contact Chief Executive Officer Virgil Watson at (620) 441-5900 or

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.