och wishlist

Nurses at OCH hold one of the baskets of goodies with thank you notes from grateful community members.

Over the last year and a half, hospital staffs across the country have been put through the wringer. They have had to treat COVID-19 cases as well as their usual loads as emergency rooms and ICUs became overwhelmed on top of being understaffed. It’s been a hard time for all, but especially for the frontline workers in hospitals. 

Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center is no exception to this, and just as they believed they were out of the woods and could breathe a sigh of relief, the Delta variant of Covid hit Mississippi. 

However, throughout the ongoing pandemic, there has been tremendous community support for all of the workers at OCH and in the medical field in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. With this current wave of Covid, different members of the community asked OCH how to help.

On August 26, Lauren Gardner, the Director of Volunteer Services at OCH, created an Amazon Wishlist of goodies nurses, lab technicians, doctors, and more contributed to, and every day since then her office that is shared with Mary Kathryn Kight, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, has been piled high with snacks and other items to help the frontline workers get through the day.

For the full story, check out the Sunday, September 19 edition of SDN. 

The Amazon Wishlist for OCH can be found here: Amazon Wishlist. 

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