NHRMC Employees Donate More than $280,000 to Support Patients and Each Other

May 18, 2015

WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center employees have broken their own record for generosity. Employees have committed to donate $228,000 from their paychecks to the NHRMC Foundation’s Employee Campaign this year. In 2014, employees donated about $176,000 to the annual campaign, which supports special projects in the hospital that benefit patients and employees in need.

Part of the growth can be attributed to a larger number of participants. This year, 1,800 employees are contributing to the Employee Campaign, an increase of almost 50 percent in just one year. 

"The growing number of NHRMC employees who contribute to the NHRMC Employee Campaign reveals a population of caring, compassionate and generous people who support the NHRMC Foundation and its mission," said Kristal McHugh, Director of Development for the NHRMC Foundation.

McHugh attributed the record-breaking numbers to “an amazing Employee Campaign committee” who worked to create awareness and understanding across all departments and off-site locations.

The Employee Campaign gives NHRMC, Pender Memorial Hospital, and NHRMC Physician Group employees an opportunity to donate to the general fund or to a particular area of the hospital, including nursing education or the popular Employee Benevolent Fund, which assists employees facing a financial crisis or hardship.

"We are thrilled with the overwhelming support from our employees,” said Adam Cook, Executive Director of the NHRMC Foundation. “The compassion and generosity of our employees never cease to amaze me!"

If you would like more information on how you can support New Hanover Regional Medical Center, please call the NHRMC Foundation at (910) 667-5002 or visit their website at www.nhrmcfoundation.org.