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.
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.
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.