Elma, Washington – Local boy scout troops and students from Elma High School’s FFA Club are working with Summit Pacific Medical Center project leaders and Mark Reed Health Care District staff to coordinate a large community wide volunteer effort to help plant over 3,000 tree seedlings at the site of the new hospital. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to plant trees is invited to attend Saturday, October 13th starting at 9am. All those who plan to volunteer need to bring their own work gloves and shovels. People with questions can call Lauren Day, Community Relations, at 360-495-3244. Weyerhaeuser donated 3,000 of the tree seedlings.
“This is a great opportunity for community members, staff, and patients to show their support for both the hospital and the community,” shared Renee Jensen, CEO, “by volunteering to come out and plant a tree, members of the community are leaving their permanent mark on the hospital site for current and future generations to enjoy.”
Summit Pacific Medical Center is slated to open February 2013. The new medical center will replace Mark Reed Hospital, and add a third healthcare clinic to the District’s service line. Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1, dba Mark Reed Health Care District, currently owns and operates Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic and Elma Family Medicine. When the hospital moves from McCleary to Elma, Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic will remain open and operating out of its current offices in McCleary.