Holiday Happenings at Greene County Medical Center
Despite the many challenges of 2020, Greene County Medical Center finished up with successful fundraising holiday events this past week. The annual Foundation Tree of Life took place on Thursday, December 10 at 6 p.m. Many community members joined the Facebook live event to watch this year as a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) precaution versus having a full in person event. There were 44 ornaments purchased this year which totaled $1,100 that goes to the Foundation to support patient centered items such as healthcare services and programs, updated equipment, technology, capital improvements, along with scholarships for local students pursing a healthcare career.
On Friday, December 11, the Auxiliary Holiday of Lights event finished up totaling 37 items that sold for $2,235. For the Holiday of Lights event employees and Auxiliary members decorate and donate trees, wreaths and baskets to be bid on. This year the Auxiliary has been greatly impacted from COVID-19. Due to precautions the Auxiliary had to cancel some of their most popular events like the salad luncheon and holiday bake sale. The Auxiliary also had to cut back on days that the Auxiliary Gift Garden is open. Any money raised by the Auxiliary goes back to benefit Greene County Medical Center.
“We are thankful to be able to hold a few holiday events this year during COVID-19. Having the Holiday of Lights set up in our lobby helped bring some holiday joy to the Medical Center during these times. Both events were very successful this holiday season”, said Nancy Houska Foundation director at Greene County Medical Center.
Another way to make a positive impact on the Medical Center this holiday season is to make a donation to the Foundation. Anyone interested in a tax-deductible end of the year donation can visit, gcmchealth.com/foundation to learn more.