ANNISTON, AL (November 30, 2017) – The RMC Foundation recently donated $50,000 in matching funds to purchase six new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. This generous gift was to match the $50,000 in funds The Healthcare Authority Board had allocated for purchase of new ICU medical equipment. The total purchase price for the new beds totaled $100,000.
Ashlie Barnes, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing at Stringfellow presented the proposal for new ICU beds to the RMC Foundation at last month’s board meeting and was met with unanimous approval.
“More than five million critically ill patients are treated in ICU’s in the United States each year,” said Ms. Barnes. “These new ICU patients beds, designed with the latest technology, will help us meet the increasing demand for ICU care in our community and continue to deliver first-rate services for patients who require close staff and medical monitoring when they are admitted to our unit.”
The generous $50,000 donation from the RMC Foundation was raised primarily through the Foundation’s annual golf classic in May, as well as other fundraisers held throughout the year, according to Lagina Fillingim, Director of RMC’s Foundation.
“We are thrilled by the generosity of our community, physicians, buisnesses and indivduals who helped to contribute to this vital need of purchasing new beds at our sister hospital, Stringfellow Memorial,” said Lagina Fillingim, Director of RMC’s Foundation. “It is through these generous donations and programs that we are able to fulfill RMC Health System’s mission to provide the highest level of superior quality health care services for the residents of Northeast Alabama.”
RMC Foundations Donates $50K Matching Gift for ICU beds Stringfellow/ add one
As one of the region’s largest non-for-profit health systems, RMC reinvests hospital earnings back into our local communities through improved access to expanded health care services, state-of-the-art technologies and recruitment of top talent as the area’s largest employer.
About RMC Health System
With 323 inpatient beds at RMC Anniston, 104 beds at RMC Jacksonville and 125 acute care beds at Stringfellow Memorial Hopsital, as well as numerous outpatient facilities and physician offices, RMC is the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in Northeast Alabama. With more than 2,200 employees, 300 volunteers and over 200 primary care and specialty physicians, the expanded RMC Health System provides state-of-the-art integrated healthcare with integrity, skill and compassion. RMC Anniston is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, is an associate of the UAB Health System Cancer Community, is recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement and Maternity Care, and is the first designated Baby Friendly birthing facility in Alabama. All three hospitals within RMC Health System are accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting agency for hospitals in the U.S. For more information, visit www.rmccares.org.
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