Hospital Employees Present a Donation to HOPE Packs Community Backpack Program

September 5, 2018

Wythe County Community Hospital’s Rewards and Recognition Committee launched “Friday Jean Day” as a day the employees can wear jeans to work and give $5 towards a local charity.  Joe Wilkins, WCCH CEO and Patricia Thomas, WCCH Rewards and Recognition Chairperson presented a check in the amount of $516.00 for the month of August to Mike Pugh, Hope Packs coordinator at HOPE, Inc.

“Supporting local organizations and delivering healthcare to all of our neighbors, regardless of their ability to pay, are foundational to our commitment in the communities we serve. In addition to numerous sponsorships and charitable gifts to organizations like HOPE, Inc., we delivered more than $2.98 million in uncompensated health care to those in our community who were in need,” said Joe Wilkins, CEO.

“What a terrific example of collaboration and what we can do together to make a difference,” said Mike Pugh. “It is apparent what the “community” in Wythe County Community Hospital means and stands for.”

Last month the employees contributed to the WCCH Patient Care Fund.  A fund that is available for patients who may not have the resources needed when they are discharged from the hospital.

Pictured LtoR:  Joe Wilkins, CEO, Mike Pugh, Program Director, and Patti Thomas, WCCH Rewards and Recognition Chair.