Posted by Kurt Stuenkel, President and CEO
June 19, 2017
Ask almost anyone if they had a favorite teacher or coach growing up and you’re likely to get a smile and at least one name immediately. Although it has been a while since I was a student in K-12, I still remember some great teachers and great experiences.
We sometimes say at Floyd that our organization delivers health care where people live, work and play. We should add to this, where people go to school. We have been involved for many years with athletic trainers in area schools and colleges. Floyd got the opportunity to assume leadership of the school nurse programs in the Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools last year, and next year, in the Polk County Schools. We have school nurses in every public elementary school and athletic trainers in every high school in Rome and Floyd County. We also will have school nurses in every public elementary school and athletic trainers in both public high schools in Polk County, and, beginning in 2018, we will have athletic trainers in both high schools in Chattooga County.
$74.97 Million Provided in Community Benefits
The 2017 Community Benefit Report highlights the services provided by Floyd that flow back to the communities we serve and includes a summary of indigent and charity care, medical education and medical support at community events. For instance, did you know that in 2017, Floyd and Polk together provided over $32.9 million in indigent and charity care?