|Chester River Hospital Center
Hospital Is Saving SuperFresh
Receipts to Buy Medical Equipment
Chester River Hospital Center is once again participating in the SuperFresh "Go for the Green" fund raising program. Hospital employees and friends in the community are asked to save their cash register receipts from SuperFresh and donate them to the Hospital.
SuperFresh is not using green cash register tape this year; however, white receipts dating back to September 12, 1999 from most SuperFresh stores are valid. SuperFresh will give charitable organizations one percent of the value of the receipts collected when the program ends in the spring. The funds raised at the Hospital will be used to purchase needed medical equipment.
"We are very fortunate that SuperFresh is once again offering this program to support charitable organizations," said Maryann M. Ruehrmund, director of development for Chester River Hospital Center. "Last year with the help of patients, friends and employees the Hospital received $1,326 from SuperFresh which was used to purchase two "Gerry" chairs for use in the Medical/Surgical unit.
Carol Ollock, RN, nurse manager of the third floor Medical/Surgical Unit, notes that, "This specially designed chair is used by patients who have had total hip or knee replacement surgery and also by stroke patients. The new chairs are a taller model and the added height enables surgery patients to move in and out of the chair with greater ease and safety." Several of the chairs are used each day at the Hospital.
To help the Hospital with this project, bring the bottom portion of your SuperFresh receipts which states "Go for the Green Total," to the switchboard or cashiers office or mail them to the Chester River Hospital Center Foundation office at 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, MD 21620. The program will run through the early spring.