Richmond, TX– During the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held in the Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium, the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a check to Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center in the amount of $24,000 to use toward the renovations of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility.
Each year proceeds from sales from the Gift Shop, which is run by the volunteers, and from fundraisers such as silent auctions and bake sales and the sale of popcorn and pickles in the lobby of the Jackson Street campus are donated to the hospital.
Since 2002, the organization has donated a little over $600,238 to OakBend Medical Center which has been used to purchased equipment and help with renovations and updates around the hospital.
“Our volunteers are amazing,” stated Freudenberger, “they never cease to amaze me when it comes to their generosity. They are the gems of our hospital and I am grateful every day for their dedication to OakBend.”
The volunteers are actively looking for new members and they encourage anyone that has a few hours to donate to volunteering to check out their organization. For more information, log onto https://www.oakbendmedcenter.org/volunteering/ or call 281-633-4015.
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About OakBend Medical Center:
OakBend Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community hospital based in Fort Bend County, providing exemplary service in its two full-service hospitals and many specialty centers. As a community hospital system, caring for our patients is personal. Our patients are our neighbors, our family, and our friends. We act with integrity and compassion, each of our staff takes ownership of providing the highest quality care and we have an absolute commitment to excellence in all that we do.
OakBend Medical Center distinguishes itself among its healthcare peers in Fort Bend County by housing several unique programs and facilities including:
- No Wait Emergency Room
- Hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facility
- Neonatal ICU – Level II
- Advanced Trauma Program
- Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit
- Geriatric Psychiatric Program
- Permanent Hospital-based Air Ambulance