Jackson Mayor-Jerry Gist
Madison County Mayor-Jimmy Harris
Mayors Partner with Foundation to assist with Prescriptions for the Needy
Imagine that you're in the group called the "working poor." You go to work daily, making minimum wage, supporting your family on less than $8 an hour. You're not on TennCare, Social Security or any of the other safety net programs. You live daily at poverty level striving to provide for your family.
Imagine you've been hospitalized and upon discharge are told you need about $200 worth of medications to continue your healing process. What do you do? You do not have $200 for the medications and cannot afford to miss work for another stay in the hospital. Yet, without the medicine you are well aware that you will not return to good health. This scenario plays out daily at our hospital. The difficult choice for some has been medicine or food on the table. The Foundation, along with Mayor Gist and Mayor Harris, want to continue to assists patients leaving the hospital by ensuring their prescriptions are filled and we need your help to do that.
To read the letter from Mayor Gist and Mayor Harris or to contribute to this worthy cause click here.
The newly redesigned Little General
Adopt a Little General for a special pediatric patient
For more than 20 years the Little General, the beloved mascot of the Ayers Children's Medical Center, has been placed in the arms of each pediatric patient to walk through the doors at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Recently, the supply of dogs was depleted and staff members took the opportunity to redesign the mascot and give him a more updated look.
More than 1,500 Little General dogs are given to pediatric patients each year. Therefore, the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has established a fund to help replenish the supply of plush dogs. Dogs may be adopted for $20 each and will then be placed into the loving arms of a child in the hospital.
For more information or to adopt a Little General click here.