2011-11-03 / Local & State

FCMC Foundation Launches Giving Campaign

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Fulton County Medical Center has announced the launch of its 2012 Annual Giving Campaign. Last year’s campaign raised more than $11,000 and has helped fund: training for smoking cessation instructors, the Red Cross swimming program at Great Cove Golf & Recreation Club, numerous healthcare scholarships and many other patient care and wellness initiatives of Fulton County Medical Center.

“Support for this year’s campaign is more crucial than ever as funding has been reduced for many crucial programs of the Medical Center,” said Robert Roush, executive director of the Foundation. “For one thing, the Medical Center is required to add an advanced electronic health record system, mostly at the Medical Center’s own expense,” Roush said. He also said this was important because, “We can get accurate medical information to your physician as soon as it’s entered by the FCMC lab or one of our healthcare practitioners. This means instantaneous communication of your medical needs with your primary care physician or a specialist – anywhere.”

Roush said donors may support any particular program or department of the Medical Center, patient care or health education in general, or may support the Foundation with an unrestricted donation.

“This year, we are especially requesting that donors contribute a recurring gift to the Foundation,” said Foundation Chair Spence Perry. Perry went on to say that “a monthly gift of even $5 adds up quickly and could mean the difference between a long-term care resident being able to participate in an outing or not. If a third of everyone in Fulton County gave $5 per month, that would pay for a third of the entire cost of the electronic health record installation,” Perry added.

FCMC CEO Jason Hawkins said that regular support of the Medical Center keeps it a vital member of the community. “Your support contributes to our health – so we can keep contributing to yours,” he said.

Roush requested that as people receive a letter in the mail or get a call they respond with a generous donation. “Folks can give right now,” he said, “by visiting www.fcmcpa.org and clicking on the “Foundation” link on the left menu bar.” Donations may also be sent to FCMC Foundation, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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