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TRHS employees give back this holiday season

Each holiday season, Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) participates in various activities to give back to the community.

In November, the TRHS employees collected items for 76 “Thanksgiving Baskets.” These baskets were full of items to allow families who received the basket to enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal. The Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) campus donated 65 baskets, and the Cook Medical Center Campus (CMC) in Adel donated 11 baskets. In addition to the items collected by employees, TRHS included a gift card to purchase a turkey or ham in each basket.  Fourteen baskets were delivered to patients of the TRMC Dialysis Center, Anita Stewart Oncology Center, and Hospice of Tift Area, and the rest were delivered to TRHS hospital employees.

Gabe Reese, Service Excellence Coordinator for TRHS, said, “We would like to thank everyone for going above-and-beyond their normal call of duty. It’s always amazing to see and hear the employees that look forward to this community project every year. Their generosity does not go unnoticed.”

TRHS also participates in Suitcases for Kids, a project coordinated by the Patticake House and Ruth’s Cottage in Tifton every Christmas. The project collects donations to support the provision of a large personalized duffel bag full of clothing, night wear, undergarments and wish list items for foster youth in local counties. Each wish list is provided by the child, which includes clothes, toys, electronics, or other items that they would like for Christmas. TRHS employees adopted 45 children, and the TRHS administrative team and board of directors adopted an additional 17 children. The bags were delivered to the Georgia State Patrol office on Dec. 2 to prepare them to be delivered to the children for Christmas.

“We have truly been a blessed organization in the past 75 years and look forward to continue delivering these blessings each year,” said Reese.