CCMH Wraps Up Community Activities
June 03, 2019
Carroll County Memorial Hospital holds several events in celebrating Hospital Week each May. Hospital Week was recognized May 12-18 this year. CCMH chose a theme of “Lifting You UP,” inspired by the popular Disney movie, UP.
The first event that took place was the Light it UP CCMH Glow Run on Friday, May 10, sponsored by the CCMH Foundation and spearheaded by the CCMH Wellness Committee. There were 150 participants who came out and supported the cause, bringing in over $3,150 to be utilized by the Foundation.
“The CCMH Foundation 5k helps support the hospital Foundation, whose mission is to assist in the development and retention of healthcare professionals through educational support and financial contributions to CCMH, assuring the availability of quality healthcare services for those we serve,” Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer, said.
A blood drive was also held, where 21 units of blood were donated at the drive.
Approximately 500 guests attended the annual community picnic, sponsored by Cerner, and 30 local FFA students volunteered their time and served the meal.
“Cerner was our host for the Friday Community Picnic again this year,” said Rachel Davidson, CCMH Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “Ol’ Boys Barbeque, Mulch’s Country Mart and 4 Corners Café provided food for the event, offering a local flavor.”
Another fundraiser held during Hospital Week goes toward the CCMH Employee Assistance Fund. Employees vote on which member of administration they want to kiss a Mystery Animal at the community picnic by placing money in cans throughout Hospital Week. Jeff Tindle raised the most money prior to that day, but was given the opportunity to nominate other staff members attending the picnic. After 14 further nominations, Dr. Andy Horine stopped the betting war at $1,827.68 and kissed the Mystery Animal, an alpaca. This money raised for the CCMH Employee Assistance Fund is used for employees who need assistance during times of financial hardship.
For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website http://www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695.
Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit carrollcountyhospital.org.