ECMC Donates To 15 Local Schools 
Monday, 05 March 2012 

Hospital Helps Heal Healthcare Costs at Area Schools

Mount Pleasant, SC  – Fifteen area schools were presented with donations from East Cooper Medical Center.  The event took place in the hospital’s main lobby, where East Cooper CEO Jason Alexander presented each school principal and nurse with a $500 check and 1,000 Band-Aids®. 

The only request made by the hospital was that the funds should be used for school employee wellness programs or the school’s health clinic.
As a community partner for the past 26 years, East Cooper Medical Center has forged a special relationship with the schools.  Examples of the partnership have included providing healthcare in the schools, the hospital’s junior volunteer program and encouraging student talents, such as the commission of artwork for the new hospital. 

The 15 schools who received monetary donations, as well as supplies, this year include:

Belle Hall Elementary
Cario Middle
James B. Edwards Elementary
Laing Middle
Laurel Hill Primary
Jenny Moore Elementary
Moultrie Middle
Mt. Pleasant Academy
Pinckney Elementary
Sullivan’s Island Elementary
Wando High
Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary
Lincoln High
St. James Santee Elementary
East Cooper Montessori

“East Cooper Medical Center has been part of this community for a very long time, and we understand our responsibility reaches beyond the excellent care we provide within our facility,” said East Cooper Medical Center CEO Jason Alexander, FACHE.  

 “What we can offer to our schools’ healthcare programs, for the good of both the faculty and students, will have lasting impact.  Whether we are providing flu shots or encouraging students’ interest in medical professions, we choose to be a facilitator of a community that is healthy in more ways than one.”

“A good education offers a strong foundation for a happy and successful life, but we all know that without healthy educators and healthy students, that good education would be hard to achieve,” said Moultrie Middle School Principal Anna Dassing. 

“The dollars East Cooper Medical Center has given are so important in our wellness efforts, and the supply of Band-Aids® will save us money while helping our nurse care for the cuts and scrapes that students tend to get.  We are very thankful.”

About East Cooper Medical Center
East Cooper Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  Previously located at 1200 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986.  Services include, but are not limited to: 24-hour emergency care, women’s and children’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery.  East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency and has six gold seals of approval for health care quality.