Earth Day activities at Garrett County Memorial Hospital coincided with a visit from Carmela Coyle, Executive Director of the Maryland Hospital Association. Pictured is Carmela Coyle and Donald Battista, Hospital President/CEO with a newly planted Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree. Ms. Coyle and other MHA executives, Jim Reiter, Senior Vice President of Communication and Mike Robbins, Senior Vice President of Finance, spent the day at the Hospital to meet with administrative officials and to tour the hospital facility.
Several events were organized by the Hospital’s Employees Event’s Committee including a collection for the Animal Shelter, a Go Green Contest and a Leaf Identification Contest as well as the tree planting. A collection for the Animal Shelter included dog and cat food, collars, dishes, toys, treats, blankets and towels, shampoo, cat litter, and monetary donations to aid the shelter’s efforts. The Go Green Contest encouraged employees to enter their ideas to make the hospital more “green” for a drawing to win a gift certificate to Pleasant Valley Green House. Winners were Gina Artice, Jessica Lucas, and Bobbie Gordon. Barbara Pitt won the Leaf Contest by correctly identifying the most leaves to win a book about room makeovers with JUNKMARKET style. The Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree was donated to the Hospital by Holland Nursery of Aurora, WV.