Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital
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November 5, 2001

FOR RELEASE: Immediately

Land O'Lakes Dairy Co-op
Supports Local Hospital

Two local dairy farmers, David Hill of Kennedyville, and Jeff Moore of Centreville, represented the Land O'Lakes Foundation as they presented a $5,000 grant to Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital. The grant will be used to help fund construction of a new emergency department and the expansion of several other departments including radiological services and the outpatient clinic that includes chemotherapy services.

"We are pleased to present this check to Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital which continues to grow to meet our community's health care needs," said Moore. Former Land O'Lakes member Roy Crow of Kennedyville, who is also a member of the hospital's Foundation board, encouraged the hospital to apply for the grant. "Our families and the families of our neighbors depend on this hospital. It's a good feeling to be able to contribute to such a good cause," Crow noted.

The grant was made available through the Land O'Lakes Foundation's Mid-Atlantic grant program that provides Land O'Lakes dairy farmer members in the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to help the rural communities where they live and work. The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where it has members, employees, plants and services. It has 2,300 dairy farmer members in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital Foundation board members and members of Land O'Lakes agricultural cooperative "tool" up to support the hospital's building project. The national, farmer-owned co-op donated $5,000 to the project that includes a new emergency department, an in-house MRI, diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab, and expanded space for chemotherapy and surgical services.

Pictured are (left to right): Bill Catherwood, Foundation board member; David Hill, Land O'Lakes member; Roy Crow, Foundation board member; Jeff More, Land O'Lakes member and Sue Speakman, Foundation board member. (Photo by Elizabeth Morris.)