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Volunteers Donate $555,000 To WellStar Foundation

August 31, 2016
Volunteer check Kennestone Wellstar

Pictured l-r: Monte Wilson, president, WellStar Windy Hill Hospital; Pete Bagley, parliamentarian for WellStar Kennestone Volunteers; Penny Morrison-Ross, executive director, WellStar Foundation; Brenda Castile, Volunteers president; Charlotte Murray, Volunteers treasurer; and Dana Caviness, manager of Volunteers and Support Services.

Volunteers at WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital donated more than $555,000 to the WellStar Foundation for facility enhancements, specialty medical equipment and investments in new technologies.

This past year, more than 600 volunteers at the three hospitals raised donations through hospital gift shop sales, partnerships with local venders and personal donations. Collectively, the volunteers contributed more than 100,000 hours to help WellStar Health System achieve its goal of delivering world-class care.

“Every day our WellStar volunteers provide tremendous support to the Foundation and the health system as a whole,” said Penny Morrison-Ross, Foundation executive director. “I am constantly amazed by their hard work and passion for our community. Each year their generous donations go toward helping a critical aspect of the health system, and we are incredibly thankful for their continued support.”

Donations raised by the volunteers are directly reinvested back into the community through worthy hospital projects and programs. Funded projects are selected from a list of priorities that are best aligned with their hospital and community’s specific needs.

As the philanthropic arm to the WellStar Health System, Georgia’s largest healthcare system, the Foundation reinvests 100 percent of every dollar donated toward initiatives that advance the level of healthcare provided to WellStar communities. To learn more or to make a personal contribution, visit wellstar.org/give or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).

To learn more about volunteering for WellStar, visit www.wellstar.org and click on “Volunteer/Patrons” midway down the page.

 About the WellStar Foundation

For more than 30 years, the WellStar Foundation has been at the forefront of securing generous donations for the WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. As a not-for profit, donations from individuals, businesses and community organizations are critical for WellStar to achieve world-class healthcare. The Foundation reinvests 100 percent of every dollar donated toward initiatives that advance the level of healthcare provided to WellStar communities through improved patient services and assistance for those in need. To learn more, visit wellstar.org/foundation or call 770-956-GIVE (4483).

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