The White County Medical Foundation recently held its annual Donor Recognition Event to celebrate the generosity of all its donors from throughout the community, the PEP Club and the White County Medical Center Auxiliary.
During the event, White County Medical Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Feltrop announced that the focus of the Foundation’s new campaign will benefit the New Life Center at WCMC. Funds raised through the “Miracles Happen Every Day” campaign will be used to help purchase an advanced fetal monitoring system, as well as equipment for the NLC nursery, and to make improvements in patient rooms.
The Foundation first announced the “Miracles Happen Every Day” campaign to WCMC associates and volunteers with great success as hundreds joined the PEP Club to support the project. The PEP Club is a committee of the Foundation that is comprised of both WCMC associates and Auxiliary members who donate funds to the Foundation to provide the hospital with funding for renovations, state-of-the-art equipment and special projects to enhance patient care.
“New life is cause for celebration, and we are grateful for the support from our White County Medical Center family,” said Cassandra Feltrop, Executive Director of the White County Medical Foundation. “We are proud to announce the totals of the commitments to the New Life Center campaign so far. The PEP Club has pledged $405,000 and our WCMC Auxiliary has pledged $200,000!”
“We are truly blessed to have this support to be able to continue bringing quality patient care and advancements in healthcare to our patients,” Feltrop added. “Now, we are excited for the community to join us in these wonderful developments that will benefit mothers and babies, as well as their families, in our New Life Center.”
In its first campaign, the Foundation raised funds to help build the Cancer Center of Excellence, and the PEP Club also has raised funds to purchase a new transportation van for WCMC and its clinics, including Searcy Medical Center, SMC – West Clinic, Family Practice Associates, White County Oncology, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas.
ABOUT THE WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL FOUNDATION
The White County Medical Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation that serves to provide support for White County Medical Center. Donations to the White County Medical Foundation provide WCMC with funding for renovations, state-of-the-art equipment and special projects to enhance patient care. The Foundation extends the mission of White County Medical Center to create a healthy community through medical excellence and compassionate care.
PHOTO 1: Brooks Davis, Business & Industry Committee Member; Amy Daniels, Planned Gifts Committee Chair; Cassandra Feltrop, White County Medical Foundation Executive Director; and, B.J. Roberts, PEP Club Member
PHOTO 2: Dee DeLoach, RN, PEP Club Co-Chair; Allison Alexander, Annual Gifts Committee Member; and Teresa Blakely, Co-Chair of the Annual Gifts Committee.
PHOTO 3: Sarah Oxner, Annual Gifts Committee Member, and her daughter and Mary Frances with Family Practice Physician Dr. Jim Citty.
PHOTO 4: Freedia Kay, Pillars of Health Member; and Leah Miller, White County Medical Foundation Board Member.
PHOTO 5: White County Medical Center New Life Center Nurses and PEP Club Members Amber Cleveland, Shelly Parsons, Nicole Hames and Charlene Hendricks