Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (Feb. 25, 2009) – East Cooper Regional Medical Center employees turned a traditional annual celebration into needed gifts for three area organizations today. East Cooper Community Outreach, Habitat for Humanity and Wando High all benefitted from the generosity of the East Cooper Regional Medical Center employees.
Since the inception of East Cooper Regional Medical Center in the 1980s, the hospital has observed its anniversary in late January with a celebration for its employees. This year, in light of the difficult economic times, hospital employees recognized a need to put their own celebrations on hold and provide a helping hand to organizations who are feeling the impact of the economy and other misfortunes.
“It means a lot to me because last year East Cooper Habitat for Humanity built a new home for me and my daughters,” says Latoya Palmer, an employee at East Cooper Regional Medical Center who works in the admitting department. “I’m thrilled to be part of an organization that gives back.”
Habitat for Humanity received a check for $1,000, presented by Latoya Palmer, and Jennifer Evans, a speech therapist at East Cooper Regional, presented East Cooper Community Outreach with $3,000. Wando High School’s request for a donation of ten TI-84 Plus calculators for their students’ use was presented by Allyson Malick, a wound care specialist at East Cooper Regional.
“In the few short months I have been at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, I have been extremely proud of the commitment our employees show to our community every day,” states CEO, Janie Jaberg. “There is a deep sense of loyalty that flows far beyond our hospital walls.”
ABOUT EAST COOPER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
East Cooper Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 104-bed acute care hospital located at 1200 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the East Cooper Community for 23 years. East Cooper Regional Medical Center provides a number of services, including 24-hour emergency care, women’s and children’s services, diagnostic imaging 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 Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about East Cooper Regional Medical Center, visit www.eastcoopermedctr.com.
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