Thursday, August 14, 2014

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System Donates $5,000 to Fire Fund set up by Jesup Downtown Development Authority

St. Joseph’s/Candler Marketing Director Melissa Allen (center), 
presents the health system’s contribution to Jesup City Manager Mike Deal (left) 
and Jesup DDA Chair Joe Ierardi (right).

Our thoughts and prayers have been with all of those affected directly and indirectly by this terrible fire. We hope that this donation will help in the efforts to rebuild, ‘like it never happened.’ It’s the least we could do for the citizens of this wonderful community,” said Melissa Allen, Marketing Director of St. Joseph ’s/Candler Health System, after presenting a $5,000 donation last week. Allen drove to the scene of the fire to meet with Jesup City Manager Mike Deal and Chair of the Jesup Downtown Development Authority and Wayne Memorial Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi. Deal and Ierardi expressed their gratitude for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s generosity and deposited the $5,000 check into the Jesup DDA Fire Fund, a fund set aside to help the businesses and employees affected by the August 4 fire affecting 25% of the downtown Jesup area.

The Jesup Downtown Development Authority is comprised of a group of business owners invested in the city’s economic development. Anyone wishing to contribute to the fire fund may do so at SunTrust Bank, located at 175 South Macon Street , in Jesup.
St. Joseph’s/Candler of Savannah, Georgia ( is a national Magnet-designated facility for nursing excellence, with a focus on the latest technologies and research. Its comprehensive network includes centers of excellence for oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics and a variety of other disease specialties. SJ/C's Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion is part of the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program, bringing the latest treatments to community hospitals. Comprised of two of the oldest continuously operating hospitals in the United States, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital, this not for profit health system is the largest in Southeast Georgia and the region’s only faith based institution.
Wayne  Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the fourth largest employer in Wayne County with 400 employees, 84 beds and is a Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals’ Small Hospital of the Year Award Winner. 

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