Craig briefs: Hospital staff donates to tornado victims
June 6, 2013
This week, employees, physicians and board members from The Memorial Hospital donated $3,200 to aid employees of Moore Medical Center in Moore, Okla. On May 20, a tornado destroyed Moore Medical Center, which is part of the Norman Regional Health System.
Moore Medical Center employs 463 people who live in areas directly affected by the tornado. Norman Regional Health Foundation has established the Employee CARE Fund. All donations made to this fund will be distributed directly to employees in need of assistance.
Upon hearing about the destruction of Moore Medical Center, employees at TMH asked how they could help.
"Our colleagues at Moore Medical Center are devastated, personally and professionally," said Joyce Grove Hein, interim Chief Executive Officer at TMH. "I have seen first-hand a medical facility and community devastated by a natural disaster, and I know how deeply hospital employees appreciate these donations."
Ann Clouse, Executive Director of the Norman Regional Health Foundation, said that to date 184 employees have been identified as needing assistance.
"We are so grateful to have the support of (The) Memorial Hospital. The tornado left a path of destruction and devastation in our beloved community. Not only did we lose our hospital, many employees lost their homes."
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