Contact: Karen Gainey, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 910-291-7550 FAX: 910-291-7996

October 6, 2009

Raising money is Pam Hudson's passion. A testament to her ability to find every available dollar for special projects is evident in the tens of thousands of dollars she raised as a grant writer in her two previous positions working with Robeson and Richmond Counties. For the past two years Mrs. Hudson has worked for the Scotland Memorial Foundation, and recently moved into a newly developed position as the Foundation's first ever grant writer.


Mrs. Hudson states that her goal as a grant writer is to raise at least $100,000 in 2010 for specific health care system projects. "There are literally hundreds of foundations across the country that can be tapped for available grant money. As I meet with each of our healthcare system directors to determine their specific needs, I'll also be looking at a wide variety of small to mid-level grants to support those needs. My goal is to assist departments in finding the necessary funding for projects that fall outside the scope of their budgets, especially now in this tough economy. As an example, our Edwin Morgan Center nursing home urgently needs an electronic monitoring system that alerts staff when residents leave the premises without a family or staff member to protect them. This is the type of project that many grant-making organizations like to fund. A majority of the projects in need of funding are not big dollar amounts but they have a huge social impact in our communities. I'm excited that I can use my skills and experience to aid in meeting these needs."

Steve Wallace, Scotland Memorial Foundation Executive Director, said he's thrilled about this new position and it's ability to secure important new funding. "There are tremendous healthcare needs today in both our hospital system and our community. From providing high-quality health education to purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, these demands continue to grow. By aligning Pam's professional strengths to meet these demands we have the opportunity to focus our energies on bridging the gap between these needs and the numerous granting institutions that have money to support them. In short, she'll help turn wishes into realities…and that's why we're here!"

Originally from Ohio, Mrs. Hudson and husband Jim have lived in Scotland County for the past 30 years. Pam and Jim have two married adult children, Jeremy & his wife Andrea live in Charlotte and Jayme and her husband Matt live in Laurinburg. Pam's hobbies include horses, painting, and spending time with her grandchildren - Alexis, Porter and Mathew Sabin.

For more information about the Scotland Memorial Foundation or to make a donation, contact Steve Wallace at 910-291-7553.

Scotland Health Care System is a community owned, not-for-profit health care system located in Laurinburg, North Carolina. The 154-bed system is comprised of the 104-bed Scotland Memorial Hospital, The 50-bed Edwin Morgan Center, Scotland Memorial Foundation, and Hospice of Scotland County. The Health Care System also owns and operates four primary care facilities, a general surgery practice and an ob/gyn practice.

With more than 1,000 employees, Scotland Health Care System is Scotland County's largest, non-governmental, private employer. Its medical staff includes 66 physicians representing many medical specialties. Scotland Memorial Hospital is ranked in the top ten percent in North Carolina for Surgical Care. In 2008, the Health Care System contributed more than $8 million in charity care to the community.

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