Fall 2019 News Briefs
ADVENTIST HEALTHCARE HONORED FOR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY Adventist HealthCare is committed to caring for people – both patients who seek our award-winning care and those throughout our community in need of physical, mental and spiritual healing. That’s our Mission that we live every day.
In fact, we are one of the largest providers of community benefit and charity care in the region. Recently, Adventist HealthCare received three awards honoring our organization’s dedication to serving our region through our Community Partnership Fund.
THREE RECENT COMMUNITY HONORS
Manna Food Center recognized Adventist HealthCare as a 2019 Corporate Hero Against Hunger for providing a three-year grant to further eliminate hunger in Montgomery County. The first goal of this long-term funding helped Manna open a warehouse in the eastern part of the county to expand its outreach to Burtonsville and Colesville. Previously, our contributions in 2018 helped Manna distribute 3.5 million pounds of fresh, healthy food to Montgomery County families and gave over 3,000 school children access to nutritious meals.
Interfaith Works selected Adventist HealthCare to receive its 2019 Philanthropic Champion of the Year Award for contributing to the success of Interfaith Works’ programs. Our long-standing partnership has included financial contributions, volunteerism and highly successful donation drives. Interfaith Works is a coalition of more than 165 diverse congregations uniting to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. Impacting more than 16,000 county residents each year, Interfaith Works helps donate clothing, household items and other necessities to both individuals and families in crisis to lift themselves out of poverty.
The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless gave its 2019 Distinguished Service Award to Adventist HealthCare to recognize our significant efforts to end homelessness in Montgomery County. The coalition honored Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to underserved individuals, including a successful pilot program that continues to provide permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness who are also frequently in hospitals and jails. This critical program has improved the health outcomes for hundreds of individuals while reducing hospitalization and corrections expenses.