Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - East Cooper Regional Medical Center, through the Tenet Healthcare Foundation, has awarded a $25,000 grant to Hospice of Charleston.
The grant supports the first Hospice Center in the Lowcountry, which opened to patients in June 2006. The check was presented to Executive Director, Kit Cosgrove, in December.
“I would like to thank East Cooper Regional Medical Center and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation for this very thoughtful and needed donation,” said Cosgrove. “We appreciate their support of our hospice center project.”
Located on Wando Park Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant, the Hospice Center augments the services of Hospice of Charleston, which has served the tricounties with home care hospice for over 26 years. The Hospice Center provides specialized hospice care to individuals nearing the end of life. Patients may be admitted to control distressing symptoms that cannot adequately be managed at home or for respite care which provides relief to the patient’s primary caregiver. More information on hospice care can be found at their web site, www.hospiceofcharleston.org.
“We’ve had a strong relationship with hospice for years,” said Andrea Wozniak, East Cooper Regional Medical Center’s CEO. “The Hospice Center is an important resource for our community and it is a privilege for us to play a role.”
Endowed by Tenet, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation, along with East Cooper Regional Medical Center, directs grants to help healthcare needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet hospitals. The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities–supporting organizations nationwide.
East Cooper Regional Medical Center is a 100-bed acute care hospital located at 1200 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant. The hospital has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of the greater Mt. Pleasant community since 1986. East Cooper Regional strives to be the primary health care facility in its community, providing services such as women’s care, spine and general surgery and neurosurgery services. In 2005 East Cooper Regional was the first hospital in South Carolina to be recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program. This recognition was awarded again in October 2006.
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.