Hickory, NC – Frye Regional Medical Center and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation have awarded a $10,000 grant to the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry. The grant, designated for general operating expenses, was presented to CCM Executive Director Andrea Benfield on August 3.
“We are extremely grateful to Frye and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation for their generous donation,” Benfield said. “This gift will allow us to continue to provide much needed services to our community.”
Founded in 1969, the mission of CCM is to bring together the resources of the community to serve people in need of crisis assistance, support, and education in response to God's call. Assisted by over 67 churches in Catawba County, CCM receives funding from charitable foundations, grants, local businesses, individuals and civic organizations and through special fundraising activities. CCM provides limited financial assistance to those who are about to have utilities cut off, as well as assisting with rent or mortgage payments when individuals or families are facing eviction. CCM’s HealthCare Center provides quality health care and pharmacy support to qualified adults living in Catawba County. The CCM Food Pantry provides clients with canned food, basic staples, meat and bakery and dairy items. CCM operates a Thrift Store, providing clothing, furniture and household items donated from area businesses and individuals. For more information about programs or services provided by the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, call (828) 327-0979 or visit www.ccmhickory.com.
Endowed by Tenet, the Foundation, along with Frye Regional Medical Center, directs grants to help healthcare needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet hospitals. The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities–supporting organizations nationwide.
Frye Regional Medical Center is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory, NC. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911. The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center and cardiac rehab, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion. Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area including: Wellness and Education Center which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; South Campus for psychiatric services; Viewmont and Tate Surgery Centers; Vein and Wound Center/Infusion Care; Pain Center; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; an urgent care facility; FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; Alexander Campus, which provides 24 hour emergency care along with diagnostic and laboratory services and infusion care; plus HealthPoint, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers.
Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit www.fryemedctr.com