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Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Thanks to Generous Supporters and U.S. Sugar

Clewiston, FL (April 11, 2022) - Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal at their Annual Social Celebration raising over $176,000! Their event held on March 26th was the culmination of their annual giving campaign.

Through the generosity of local donors, the HRMC Foundation will provide new vital sign machine monitoring systems to the Emergency Department and Outpatient Services area totaling more than $350,000.

"We are proud of our healthcare system in Hendry County and through the generosity of our donors we continue to support HRMC by funding new medical equipment to ensure residents have quality healthcare options in our hometown," said Electa Waddell, Executive Director of HRMC Foundation.

In addition to its annual fundraising campaign to purchase critical life-saving medical equipment, the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation recently received a $25,000 donation from U.S. Sugar. The support will allow the medical center to purchase a new endoscopic surgery system.

"On behalf of our hospital personnel and our patients, we are incredibly grateful to the people of U.S. Sugar for helping us exceed our fundraising goals and purchase much-needed medical equipment," said RD Williams, CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center. "U.S. Sugar is a tremendous community partner and is always there for our doctors, nurses and staff."

At the recent fundraiser supporting the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, U.S. Sugar and other community partners pledged significant support to help the medical center purchase new medical equipment and help improve quality of care.

"America's Sweetest Town is our home, and supporting our local hospital helps to increase the quality of life for everyone in our local community," said Elaine Wood, U.S. Sugar's Chief Financial Officer, and member of the Hendry Regional Hospital board. "As we have seen over the past two years during the global pandemic, Hendry Regional's doctors, nurses and medical providers play an invaluable role in helping keep our community healthy."

On an annual basis, the Foundation provides funds to Hendry Regional Medical Center for special projects and facility improvements, all aimed at improving healthcare for the residents of Hendry County and its surrounding areas.