Tryon Federal Bank sponsors St. Luke’s Hospital ‘Ache Around the Lake’

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Meshelle Colvin, St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation executive director, accepts a donation from Jerry Johnson, president of Tryon Federal Bank. (photo submitted)

Tryon Federal Bank takes one of the top spots on the sponsors’ podium in this year’s Ache Around the Lake 8K Run/Walk on Sept. 24.
The bank’s donation will help support the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation’s efforts to raise dollars that will go towards the purchase of an Omnicell One-cell Omnisupplier for Anesthesia. For improved patient care and safety, the Omnicell supply system will provide St. Luke’s Hospital with a secure and flexible means of managing anesthesia supplies and medication. The electronic documentation software will help St. Luke’s meet regulatory requirements with secure, in-room medication storage.
“We truly appreciate our hometown bank donating to our hometown hospital,” says Meshelle Colvin, executive director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation.
“Tryon Federal Bank is pleased to support a project that will have such a positive impact on the quality of healthcare in our community offered by St. Luke’s Hospital,” said Jerry Johnson, president of Tryon Federal Bank. “Good things in a city do not just happen. Instead, dedicated people have to work hard to plan, build and pay for projects that enhance the quality of life for all of our residents. We hope that our donation for the Ache Around the Lake benefit will encourage additional contributions from businesses and interested individuals.”
The Ache course is an 8K (4.97 miles) USATF-certified and has many inclines and switchbacks, with the last half mile being relatively flat. The Ouch offers race participants a fun two-miler with a few hills.
Visit to register or learn more about the race and brunch.
– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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