|Ocala, FL -
May 14, 2012|
The Munroe Foundation is pleased to announce a $30,000 signature gift from the Junior League of Ocala for the New Children’s Emergency Department at Munroe Regional Medical Center.
The Junior League of Ocala received requests for proposal from over 20 organizations which was then narrowed down to five. After an interview process with the organizations, the list was cut to three. At their March general membership meeting, the League membership voted and approved the $30,000 pledge.
“Junior League of Ocala has always been involved with initiatives that improve the lives of the children of Marion County. Helping fund the Children’s Emergency Department at Munroe will continue the Junior League of Ocala’s focus of improving and impacting the lives of our children and families,” said Beth McCall, Executive Director of the Munroe Foundation. “The Munroe Foundation is truly honored to have the Junior League of Ocala as a partner for this project.”
“I am pleased that the women of Junior League are able to make this pledge to the Munroe Foundation to provide better healthcare for the children of Marion County,” said Junior League’s Community Impact Vice President Beth Meadows. “Munroe has made a commitment to the children in our community by starting this project and we are thrilled to be a part of the new Children’s Emergency Department.”
Munroe’s new Children’s Emergency Department will have a family friendly waiting room, nine (9) treatment rooms, an X-ray room and triage area. The Munroe Foundation committed to raise $2 million from the community to fund this project. In 2011, Munroe saw over 25,000 children in their emergency rooms, which is one-quarter of all emergency patients. The Children’s Emergency Department is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in August 2012.
For more information please contact Ryan Gerds, Public Information Officer, 402-5206.