Memorial Health System employees support community charities

Thursday, December 24th, 2020


Media Contact:
Jennifer Offenberger, Associate Vice President, Service Excellence:
Phone: (740) 374-1797

Memorial Health System is proud to share that even as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on health systems and their workforce across the country, our employees continue to go beyond the call of duty to support their local communities.

This year, Memorial Health System and employees at Sistersville General Hospital sponsored gifts for 23 children from families across Sistersville, Middlebourne, Paden City and St. Marys. They also provided gift bags containing essential household items, snacks, and food to 21 senior citizens, and donated nearly $500 directly to the Friendly UMC’s Food Bank, the Pleasants County Neighborhood Network, and the Adam’s House Ministries to support local needs that continue to arise.

Brandon Chadock, Chief Administrative Officer at Sistersville General Hospital, said that although this has been a challenging year for our workforce, they rallied together to support their community through a very trying time for many families.

“This year’s giving has been nothing short of astonishing,” Chadock said. “Just last week, we called around looking for additional families to support due to the overwhelming donations. On that day, Andrew Tennant, Pastor of the Friendly UMC, had just received additional requests for help without any idea how the need would be met. The timing was divine.

“We are humbled and so very proud to work beside such an amazing group of people.”

Memorial Health System: Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit integrated health system lead by a volunteer board of community members committed to providing comprehensive care services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of locations and specialties provided by over 3,000 employees that include three hospitals (Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital and Sistersville General Hospital), outpatient service sites, and provider clinics. Memorial Health System strives to deliver quality care and service with an additional focus on medical education and community service. We invest in the most advanced technologies and treatments today, giving our patients the care that they need, so they can stay close to home.