Community Benefit

Community Benefit: Charitable Giving

Giving Back

Carolinas HealthCare System donated more than $1.2 million in medical supplies and equipment to non-profit organizations. Refurbished cellular telephones were donated to domestic violence victims, while generous contributions were made to the Salvation Army and Loaves & Fishes.

Cone Health held a day of celebration in Greensboro called People of Excellence. Participating employees received gift bags, including 12 that contained a "golden ticket." Each ticket entitled its recipient to donate $1,000 to a charity of personal choice.

Clinical staff at Murphy Medical Center followed up on a new suggestion in 2012, to help young patients feel more comfortable in a hospital setting. Each pediatric patient received a copy of "Franklin Goes to the Hospital," a popular children's book about a turtle whose shell was cracked during a soccer game. Pediatric nurses signed each book, leaving each child with a memento, as well as an aid to faster recovery.