Maurices is donating $250,000 to rural community hospitals in support of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of this generosity, Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation will receive a major gift.
Maurices is a women’s apparel brand with more than 900 stores across the U.S. and Canada.
After the JRMC Foundation and Auxiliary canceled events and closed its gift shoppe in March, the team worried if funds would be available to support patients, staff and the work needed for COVID-19.
“We’ve never experienced anything like this. Businesses are closed and people are out of work. We are aware of the stress this is causing in our region,” said Lisa Jackson, JRMC Foundation Director. “To receive this gift and others is very humbling. We are grateful.”
Maurices said it selected JRMC and other rural community hospitals in markets that are representative of the brand’s full chain.
“We are proud to support our local healthcare workers who are on the frontlines treating patients in rural hospitals. These individuals are truly hometown healthcare heroes,” said George Goldfarb, Maurices President & CEO.
JRMC will use the money to purchase much-needed equipment in the hospital’s Emergency Department. That equipment includes a trauma cart and stretcher which can take an x-ray of a patient in the emergency bay.
“These are important because of the current pandemic, and also necessary for ongoing emergency care,” Jackson said.
To learn more about how to support frontline workers at JRMC, visit www.jrmcnd.com/giving.