NHRMC Employees Make Record Donations to Support Patients and Each Other

May 11, 2016
Employee Campaign Social MediaWILMINGTON, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center employees have once again broken their own record for generosity. Employees have committed to donate $282,647 from their paychecks to the NHRMC Foundation’s 2016 Employee Campaign, which supports special projects in the hospital that benefit patients and employees in need.

Last year employees broke the $200,000 mark and a record number of employees participated. This year they outdid themselves again with 1,800 employees contributing to a campaign that has raised more than $1.5 million to date in support of equipment, programs and education at NHRMC.

“This is largest amount ever raised in the history of the Employee Campaign, by the largest number of employees participating,” said Kristal McHugh, director of development for the NHRMC Foundation. “It is an honor and a privilege to see the charitable culture of our employees continue to grow in support of our mission to support our patients, fellow employees and our community.”

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.

“For the past 22 years I have been fortunate enough to work for a company that cares for its employees, as well as its patients. I have supported the Employee Benevolent Fund and will continue to do so because I really think we should give back and support our own.” said Ron Fisher, maintenance mechanic in the Plant Operations and Maintenance Services department and Employee Campaign supporter.

For more information on the NHRMC Foundation, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org.