November 09, 2021
North Charleston, SC – This month Moncks Corner Medical Center celebrates 20 years of caring for Berkeley County families. To express their appreciation of the trust of families staff are holding a holiday food drive in support of the work of Helping Hands of Goose Creek, an emergency assistance center and food pantry serving individuals and families who are experiencing a life crisis.
Food donations can be dropped off at Moncks Corner Medical Center, 401 N. Live Oak, Moncks Corner, SC 29461. The deadline is noon, Monday, November 22.
The drive has special significance for Moncks Corner Medical Center Manager Kim Browder, RN. “I grew up in Berkeley County, I love living here and I love working here. One thing that I think makes this a special place is how our community supports each other. Our county is growing fast, but I think we still look out for each other especially those who may need a helping hand.
Jennifer Jones, the Executive Director of Helping Hands of Goose Creek, agrees. “The support of our partners, like Moncks Corner Medical Center, is an example of how Berkeley County businesses and residents help each other. It’s what makes our communities strong.”
As the Fall turns to the season of giving cardiologist Patrick Looser, MD with Lowcountry Cardiology reminds that giving benefits not only the recipient, but also the giver. “Studies show that giving can boost physical and mental health like reducing stress and lowering blood pressure.”
The top items on the Helping Hands of Goose Creek November food drive list are:
- Cranberry sauce/apple sauce Pie filling (cherry, apple, pumpkin, pudding)
- Gravy, salad dressing, mayonnaise, ketchup Tea, hot chocolate
- Toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste Stuffing, seasoned rice mix, flavored past mix
- Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes Muffin mix & cake mix/icing
- Canned vegetables (green beans, collard greens, corn) Soups (10 – 22 ounce) Progresso, Campbell’s, House
Helping Hands of Goose Creek requests food products be no larger than two pounds.
About Trident Health
For 46 years Trident Health has provided acute care services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry including Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. Trident Health includes two acute care hospitals – 321-bed Trident Medical Center and 124-bed Summerville Medical Center; three freestanding ERs – Brighton Park Emergency, Centre Pointe Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center – and two urgent care centers – CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston.
Trident Health is one of the region’s largest employers with more than 2,500 staff and a medical staff of more than 600 physicians. In 2020 Trident Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades as among American’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery. Additionally, The Joint Commission has recognized Trident Medical Center as a national Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center and Summerville Medical Center as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Trident Medical Center is also a Trauma Center. In 2020, Trident Health provided $45.6 million in charity care and paid more than $35.4 million in local, state and federal taxes.
To learn more about how Trident Health is expanding services to meet the growing healthcare needs of South Carolina Lowcountry families go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.