Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently donated $55,700 to three local hospitals in Southern Maryland to support hospitals’ care providers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three hospitals are CalvertHealth in Prince Frederick, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) in La Plata, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Each organization will receive $18,566. “We selected these three organizations as this year’s recipients because their services are vital to our communities, and their budgets and personnel have been stretched thin during the pandemic,” explained Natalie Cotton, SMECO’s government affairs and community relations director. Richard Jarboe, SMECO’s supply chain director, stated, “We had planned to hold our annual charity golf outing, but determined that the health risk was too great. Our appreciation of our vendors who whole-heartedly agreed to honor their donations is immeasurable.” “As a non-profit hospital, our budget must prioritize costly medical equipment, staffing, and other critical expenses. There is often little remaining for aesthetics or upgrades,” Christine Wray, FACHE, President of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, said. “Thanks in part to SMECO’s donation—along with contributions from our own associates—we are closer to building a comfortable outdoor picnic area where our team members can take a […]
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