Recently, the Providence Medical Center (PMC) Foundation in Wayne, NE, was presented a $2,500 grant award from Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Nebraska Division personnel to go towards the purchase of a new ambulance for the PMC Hospital. This AWG Cares grant award was made possible by Cynthia Puntney, AWG Nebraska employee, who submitted the request to the AWG Cares Committee.
Providence Medical Center operates one of only six percent of hospital-based ambulance services in the state of Nebraska. Owning and operating the ambulance service out of the hospital enables control of the selection and management of the personnel to ensure availability, appropriate training and competency of those on the scene in critical situations.
To help PMC continue to provide the same level of quality service to those in critical need and to continue to be on standby at all athletic games and events in the Wayne area, a new ambulance is needed.
AWG Cares is AWG’s employee-managed, company-supported and community-focused non-profit charitable organization. It was established in October 2017 to help AWG employees support the charities they care about and give back to the communities where they work and live. AWG Cares focuses its charitable giving efforts in three areas or “pillars” (Disaster Relief, Medical Research and Hunger/Homelessness).
“We are so grateful for the support AWG has shown us over the years,” said Melissa Nelsen, Foundation Director at Providence Medical Center. “AWG’s generous donations have been used toward mammogram equipment enhancements in the past and now, the ambulance purchase. Donations like these truly make a difference for small rural hospitals like ours.”