OREGON, Ohio — Monday afternoon, Mercy Health leaders made a special delivery to Coy Elementary School.
St. Charles Hospital staff brought school supplies to assure that the classrooms were fully equipped and ready for the new school year.
School supply purchases have been financially cumbersome this year with a sharp increase in families requesting assistance.
"We really try to get down the grassroots of what people in our communities need, to think of how we can help people in our community thrive and grow and be successful because their education will directly impact their health care as they move forward in life," said Craig Albers, president of St. Charles Hospital.
Departments throughout the hospital had competed to collect donations for the annual drive.
The cardiovascular team ultimately gathered the most items.