Rex Healthcare raised awareness and more than $6,600 for breast cancer by sponsoring and participating in the Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure in June.
Rex teamed with UNC Health Care, sharing the honor of largest corporate team at this years race with more than 560 team members. The race, now in its 13th year, is the largest foot race in North Carolina, with more than 22,000 participants. The Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure has raised more than $10 million to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. This year, the event raised $2 million.
In other news, Rex Healthcare has been named one of the 2009 N.C. Family-Friendly 50 Companies by Carolina Parenting Inc., owner of three parenting publications in North Carolina, including Carolina Parent in the Triangle.Rex Hospital nursing class of 1959 graduates Ann Stannley, RN, and Miriam Townsend, RN, enjoy lunch with their former classmates Aug. 22, 2009, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C.
Rex Healthcare, an affiliate of UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C., has been named to this list 11 consecutive times. This year, UNC Health Care also was recognized for its efforts.
Profiles of each of the honored organizations, including Rex, will be featured online and in the September print issues of Carolina Parent, Charlotte Parent, and Piedmont Parent magazines.
Also, Rex Healthcare also hosted the 50th class reunion of 20 Rex Nursing School class of 1959 graduates and their families in August. A lot of things have changed, mostly technology, Margie Faircloth-Hall, RN, Rex Nursing School class of 1959 graduate, said in a news release. But some things havent. Patients still like to hear a tender voice and kindness. Making them feel important thats still what patients like today.