Blount Memorial Hospital is continuing its tradition of contributing to the education of young people interested in careers in health care.
On Monday, Feb. 29, the hospital presented a check for $2,500 each to the health occupations programs at Alcoa High School, Maryville High School, William Blount High School and Heritage High School, for a total donation of $10,000.
Students and instructors from Alcoa High School, William Blount High School and Heritage High School were on hand Monday to accept the donation, and some even signed a ‘thank you’ card for the hospital.
“Giving back to the Blount County community is part of the hospital’s mission,” said Blount Memorial CEO Don Heinemann, who was on hand to present the donation. “Being able to contribute to students who, even at early ages, already are showing interest in careers within the health care industry is one of the absolute best ways we can give back. It’s growing the future of health care right here in Blount County,” he added.