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Sharing Success Donations

Medina EC awards funds to area organizations

Through CoBank’s Sharing Success Program, Medina EC was able to award $19,950 to three area organizations.

Half of that was a donation from Medina Electric, and the other half was from CoBank, one of the cooperative’s financial partners. In the nine years the cooperative has participated in Sharing Success, $69,950 has been distributed to organizations across our area.

This year’s donations helped medical operations in our area, at a time when those facilities were under immense pressure and had high expectations placed on them.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital | $6,650

Uvalde Memorial Hospital received $6,650. The hospital will use the grant toward the purchase of an advanced nurse call system. The system will be the same through all nursing units, helping with productivity and consistency, while syncing with electronic patient records. The system will be used in the new facility currently under construction at UMH.

From left: Rafael Olivares, Controller; Louie Villarreal, Administrative Director; Eloy Garza Jr., Assistant Hospital Administrator and Michael A. Ramirez, Business Office manager.

Starr County Memorial Hospital | $6,650

Starr County Memorial Hospital received $6,650. The hospital is opening a brand-new MRI imaging center. The donation will be used to help purchase new MRI and CT scan equipment for the facility.

From left: William Byrd, Vice President – Human Resources – Medina Healthcare System; Ashley Lowe, Vice President of Clinical Operations; Katie Haby, Medina EC Member Relations and Communications Supervisor; Bobby Ainsley, President of the Medina Healthcare Fund; Janice Simons, Chief Executive Officer – Medina Healthcare System; Billie Bell, Chief Nursing Officer – Medina Healthcare System; and Tad Wooten, Vice President of the Medina Healthcare Fund.

Medina Healthcare Fund | $6,650

The Medina Healthcare Fund received $6,650. The donation will help fund and implement a point-of-care testing system at the Medina Healthcare System, including the hospital and clinics. This will allow the lab to process results in-house in minutes, instead of sending them out to other labs for testing. The testing system will be for viruses including, but not limited to, RSV, flu and COVID-19.