Capital Regional Medical Center Stuff The Backpack Drive

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Press Release: Capital Regional Medical Center

This is the 3rd year the HCA North Florida Division has joined with the administration team at Capital Regional Medical Center to conduct an annual back to school drive to help area agencies. More than 80% of division employees and 100% of CRMC’s administration team participated by making donations or volunteering to “adopt” children on their own.

This year, we are donating more than $3,000 in school supplies to the following agencies:
Children’s Home Society: 60+ backpacks stuffed with school supplies
Covenant Hospice’s Partners in Care-Together for Kids program: 30+ stuffed backpacks

Gretchen Everhart School: 25+ stuffed backpacks and 50 “life skills” bags that include a comb, brush, deodorant, and toothbrush.
Oakridge Elementary School: 1,000 pencils and 400 notebooks for use by any child in need.

During the event, employees are working together to “stuff” more than 125 backpacks with much-needed school supplies. The backpacks will be delivered to children in the community through the agencies listed above.

HCA North Florida Division

The HCA North Florida division comprises 14 hospitals located throughout North Florida and South Georgia, including Capital Regional Medical Center. Headquartered in Tallahassee, the division office provides more than 50 jobs for area residents. The annual economic impact across the 14 hospitals in the division, including salaries and taxes paid, along with charity and uncompensated care exceeds $1.5 billion.

Capital Regional Medical Center

Capital Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a fully-accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,200 employees and 500 physicians. A 242 bed-acute care hospital and a Hospital Corporation of America owned facility, CRMC offers a Comprehensive Breast Center, Cancer Center, Family Center, Chest Pain Center, 24/7 Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Heart & Vascular Services and more.

Children’s Home Society of Florida

Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. For more information, visit

Covenant Hospice

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more information about Covenant Hospice or to make a hospice inquiry, visit

Gretchen Everhart School

Gretchen Everhart School is part of the Leon County School system and serves students with intellectual disabilities ages 3-22 years of age. Today the school accommodates approximately 250 students with severe to moderate mental handicaps. All students at the school in grades K – 12th have cognitive deficits and special needs which are addressed in Individual Education Plans for each student. Learn more at

Oakridge Elementary School

Oakridge Elementary School is part of the Leon County School system and serves 568 students in grades PK-5. Learn more at

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