After 1.4 million public votes cast, Siemens declared Lockport Memorial Hospital, Lockport, NY, the winner of their  “Win an MRI” online video competition for their entry “Is it here yet?”. 
An excited crowd of friends, employees and patrons of Lockport Memorial recently gathered to welcome their prize—a brand new Magnetom Essenza 1.5T MRI system worth approximately $800,000.
Siemens sponsored the “Win an MRI” contest to drive awareness for the lack of critical imaging and diagnostic tools in rural and community hospitals. More that 1,500 hospitals in the US currently do not offer this valuable service.
Siemens designed the Magnetom Essenza MRI to provide or increase the imaging capacities of facilities that otherwise could not afford the advanced technology.
The winning video, as well as more information on the contest, can be seen on the contest’s Web site.