Grant Award from The Duke Endowment

Photo by: The Independent Voice of Fairfield County Pictured: Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation; Suzie Doscher, CEO Fairfield Memorial Hospital; Vernon Kennedy, Chair of Fairfield Community Coordinating Council (FCCC); Patti Wilkes, Secretary/Treasurer, FCCC; Karen Nichols, Executive Director, Upper Midlands Rural Health Network; Cheryl Goodwin, FCCC; Earnestine Williams, FMH Diabetes Educator and Jennifer Glover-Hawkins, FMH Community Outreach Coordinator

Photo by: The Independent Voice of Fairfield County

Pictured: Mike Quinn, President, FMH Foundation; Suzie Doscher, CEO Fairfield Memorial Hospital; Vernon Kennedy, Chair of Fairfield Community Coordinating Council (FCCC); Patti Wilkes, Secretary/Treasurer, FCCC; Karen Nichols, Executive Director, Upper Midlands Rural Health Network; Cheryl Goodwin, FCCC; Earnestine Williams, FMH Diabetes Educator and Jennifer Glover-Hawkins, FMH Community Outreach Coordinator

Mike Quinn, FMH Foundation President presented a check for $150,000 to Suzie Doscher, FMH CEO from a grant award from The Duke Endowment. This is the first of three annual installments for a total of $450,000, to enhance community collation building to address chronic health issues, such as unhealthy weight, diabetes and heart disease. Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is an initiative of The Duke Endowment in selected communitie in South and North Carolina. Fairfield Memorial will lead a coalition of leaders from a wide spectrum of community organizations to develop ways to engage people in the county to improve their health through lifestyle changes. A project coordinator will be hired this summer to help develop a plan, working with leaders from many groups in the county and will lead the health initiatives.


For additional information on how your group or agency can get involved, contact: Karen Nichols, Executive Director, UMRHN
knichols@umrhn.org