MCDONOUGH, GA, MAY 2020 –
In special recognition of the invaluable role of Georgia nurses during the COVID-19 crisis and in honor of the Year of the Nurse, Nurses Month, and Nurses Week, Encompass Group, LLC today announced recent gifts of professional apparel to seven nearby hospitals.
Each of the receiving facilities is in the vicinity of the company’s McDonough, GA corporate headquarters. Between mid-April and the first week of May, approximately 1,200 sets, total, of donated scrubs were delivered to Jasper Memorial Hospital, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Medical Center Navicent Health, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Most of the deliveries were made personally by Encompass Group, LLC staff, including Chief Executive Officer John Wood, Executive Vice President – Operations Andrew Boyd, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, Senior Managing Director – Corporate Services Marty Mappes, Managing Director – Product Management Michelle Daniels, Merchandise Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Kristy Mosel. To capture these unique community interactions, the company has added photos and other content to the page, Encompass Cares.
In response to a donation received, Jasper Health Services, Inc. Administrator Jan Gaston said, “We thank Encompass Group for providing scrubs for the recently constructed dedicated COVID unit at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Having uniforms for the staff to wear while working reduces the risk of our team exposing family members and others to the virus. The safety and wellness of our staff is one of our highest priorities. A special thanks to Andrew Boyd for quickly responding to our request.”
Navicent Health Chief Nurse Executive and Medical Center Navicent Health Chief Nursing Officer TraceyBlalock RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, stated “We would like to thank Encompass Group for their donation ofscrubs to Navicent Health. We were so thrilled to have their support during this critical situation. This generous donation will truly make the difference for many of our staff; we are extremely grateful!”
Northside Clinical Supply Chain Manager Kathy James, RN, said “In recent weeks, our partners have offered us overwhelming support in the form of PPE, linens, and other shows of appreciation. It means more than any words could express. On behalf of Northside Hospital and all of our staff, thank you.”
“We cannot thank the individuals and organizations who have supported our hospital during this crisis enough,” said Paula Butts, Chief Nursing Officer at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “This is an unprecedented time for hospitals and healthcare workers and these generous donations allow us to continue our mission of caring for our community.”
Wellstar Foundation Director of Strategic Giving Lisa Mello declared, “Wellstar caregivers are the heroes of our health system and the community has been incredibly supportive of our team members across all of our service areas. The outpouring of support has touched our team members. From generous donations of scrubs for our healthcare workers, to donations of meals, masks, messages of support, and contributions to the Wellstar Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, every action has been heartfelt.”
“We always enjoy celebrating and giving back to those that care for patients year after year. This year, more than ever, our team wanted to say a special thank you for the tireless work that neighboring nurses are doing to keep all of us safe and well during this pandemic. While we could not reach everyone, we want you all to know that we greatly appreciate all that you do every day and especially during this health crisis. You are making such a difference in our community and we are humbled to be able to provide some help during this time.”
John Wood, Encompass Group, LLC CEO
Remarked Encompass Group, LLC Chief Executive Officer John Wood, “We always enjoy celebrating and giving back to those that care for patients year after year. This year, more than ever, our team wanted to say a special thank you for the tireless work that neighboring nurses are doing to keep all of us safe and well during this pandemic. While we could not reach everyone, we want you all to know that we greatly appreciate all that you do every day and especially during this health crisis. You are making such a difference in our community and we are humbled to be able to provide some help during this time.”
Encompass Group, LLC, Vice President and General Manager – Professional Healthcare Apparel Deanna Leonard, added “Encompass Group apparel brands are made with healthcare provider safety and comfort in mind. It’s literally in our mission to care about the healthcare community, as they care for us. In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, we’ve become acutely aware of not just the nation’s struggles, but of those occurring close to home. Offering scrub sets to as many area hospitals as possible that could receive them right now is our way of continuing to try to make a difference. We’re all in this together.”
ABOUT ENCOMPASS GROUP, LLC
Encompass Group, LLC is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of reusable textiles, professional apparel, and disposable and single-use medical products. Encompass Group believes that every patient, resident, caregiver, and family member should feel safe and comfortable in today’s healthcare environments. Encompass Group enhances the healthcare experience by developing innovative products that are reliably delivered and cost-effective for all providers. Encompass Group serves the acute-care, long-term, and senior-care markets, retail healthcare and hospitality apparel markets, and government operations markets. For more information about Encompass Group, LLC, please visit https://www.encompassgroup.com.
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