Troy, N.C. – FirstHealth of the Carolinas has received a $150,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation to support ongoing flooring replacement throughout several areas of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital.
Located in Troy, Montgomery Memorial Hospital is a 79,801-square-foot, 25-bed facility originally constructed in 1950. Additions were completed in 1969 and 1992. The facility is a “Critical Access Hospital,” a federal designation granted to eligible rural hospitals to keep essential health care services available in rural areas.
Beth Walker, R.N., president of Montgomery Memorial Hospital, said the flooring upgrades are part of several improvements necessary to ensure patient safety and regulatory compliance.
“We are incredibly thankful to The Cannon Foundation for helping us complete this project in 2020,” Walker said.
Work on MMH’s flooring will take part in phases, with the corridors and areas primarily used by patients and visitors being the priority zones.
About FirstHealth of the Carolinas
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a private, not-for-profit health care network, is headquartered in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Its nearly 5,000 employees serve 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas. Licensed for four hospitals with 610 beds, FirstHealth demonstrates a commitment to treating the whole patient and to providing quality health care for the entire community – especially those in need. The system’s core purpose is “to care for people.”
About The Cannon Foundation
The Cannon Foundation was established in 1943 by Charles A. Cannon, President and CEO of Cannon Mills Company. The Foundation continues his philanthropic legacy by funding capital and equipment projects for organizations across Mr. Cannon’s home state of North Carolina. The Foundation often supports projects in health care, higher education and human services.