CPRMC Awards $7,500 Grant to Pee Dee Coalition Through the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity
September 19, 2022
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center Awards $7,500 Grant to Florence-based nonprofit Pee Dee Coalition through the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) awarded a grant of $7,500 to the Pee Dee Coalition, a Florence nonprofit organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and to meeting the needs of victims. The grant was issued through the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity, an initiative of CPRMC’s parent company, ScionHealth.
“Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is proud to support the Pee Dee Coalition and its many services meant to support victims of abuse in our community,” said Bill Little, CEO of CPRMC. “As a healthcare provider in our region, we are, unfortunately, called upon often to care for victims of abuse, and we understand well its devastating impact. We hope our grant makes a difference in the Pee Dee Coalition’s important advocacy for those who desperately need it.”
“The Pee Dee Coalition truly appreciates this grant from CPRMC and the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity,” said Ellen Hamilton, Executive Director at the Pee Dee Coalition. “This award will enable the expansion of our Alternatives to Violence Program as well as the continuation of our victim services for Darlington County citizens. We are most appreciative to both Carolina Pines for their nomination of our organization as well as ScionHealth for their generosity. We consider both partners in our vision for a safer, more compassionate Pee Dee Region.”
The Pee Dee Coalition is one of many not-for-profit organizations across the country receiving grants in the most recent round of funding from the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity, an initiative that invests in a broad array of not-for-profit organizations leading grassroots, community efforts that can affect real change. These efforts include causes related to healthcare disparities, gaps in the education system, and social services within the cities where ScionHealth team members live and work.
“We created the ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity as our company’s platform to better support the communities where our team members live and serve,” said Scott Shepherd, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, at ScionHealth and member of the company’s Inclusion and Equity Council, which oversees the Institute. “This grant to the Pee Dee Coalition provides another means for our local hospital, CPRMC, to positively impact the health of the local community.”
The ScionHealth Institute encourages ScionHealth employees – working at approximately 80 hospital locations across 25 states – to identify or nominate organizations in their communities doing the kind of work that helps those in need in underserved areas. The Pee Dee Coalition was nominated by Miranda Peavy, Coordinator of Marketing and Communications at CPRMC, which is part of ScionHealth’s network of community hospitals.
You can learn more about ScionHealth Institute of Inclusion and Equity at www.scionhealthgives.com. Visit www.peedeecoalition.org to find out more about the Pee Dee Coalition and its work on behalf of victims of assault.
About Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center provides quality health care services to the people of several counties in northeastern South Carolina, patients have come to rely on our experienced, skilled staff and physicians to provide them with the highest level of care and compassion. Through the facilities on our campus, including a 116-bed acute care hospital and an adjoining medical office building, we provide comprehensive services with two things in mind: the care and comfort of our patients.
ScionHealth strives to provide high-quality, patient-centered acute and post-acute hospital solutions. The health system is focused on driving innovation, serving its communities, and investing in people and technology to deliver compassionate patient care and excellent health outcomes. Based in Louisville, ScionHealth operates 79 hospital campuses in 25 states – 61 long-term acute care hospitals and 18 community hospital campuses and associated health systems. For more information, please visit www.scionhealth.com.
About the Pee Dee Coalition
The Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of its victims. It is the belief of the Pee Dee Coalition that the reduction of family violence, sexual assault, and child abuse is a community issue and concerns the total community—not only women—not only service providers—but all who value the basic human desire to be free from physical threat and harm. The Coalition now works in eight counties: Florence, Darlington, Marion, Dillon, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Williamsburg, and, most recently, Sumter. For 35 years now, the Coalition has provided services for thousands of victims and survivors in the Pee Dee Region.