McKinney, Texas – Medical City McKinney (formerly Medical Center of McKinney) and its medical staff donated $30,000 to three local charities – Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Community Health Clinic of McKinney, and McKinney Education Foundation.

Both Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $5,000 each for a total of $10,000 to each of the three charities.

“In the spirit of Christmas giving, Medical City McKinney and our medical staff are pleased to support our local education foundation and area charities that benefit so many in our community,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney.

David Lambert, MD, president of the Medical City McKinney medical staff added, “It’s an honor to see these organizations use our donation to develop programs, services and scholarships that benefit so many. Their overall impact in our community is far reaching.”

The Community Health Clinic’s mission is to provide basic healthcare and preventative health education to qualifying residents of Collin County. The clinic has more than 1,000 patients and had approximately 2,800 patient visits this year. 

“We are the only option for a healthier life for many people that have limited resources and cannot afford the cost of health insurance,” said Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director of the Community Health Clinic. “Medical City McKinney has been a vital partner since we opened our doors in 2004, and their donations have allowed us to continue to serve the uninsured, low-income working family members within northern Collin County.”

The Community Food Pantry of McKinney is a nonprofit outreach program that provides food to families and individuals in need. Last year, the Food Pantry provided 131,160 meals, which fed 5,622 children and 6,010 adults.

“Medical City McKinney has supported the Community Food Pantry since 2006. This donation will help us buy enough groceries for 11,277 meals. That’s a lot of food for a lot of people,” said  Carol Bodwell, director and board president of the Community Food Pantry.

The McKinney Education Foundation works to raise money for and awarding scholarships to deserving graduates of three McKinney high schools and Serenity High, as well as educational classroom grants for McKinney ISD teachers.

“This generous donation will benefit several MEF programs including the Classroom Grants and Higher Education Campus Advisors programs,” said Edi Heinicke, executive director of the McKinney Education Foundation. “The Classroom Grants program helps fund innovative new programs outside the normal curriculum and our campus advisors partner with high school students to assist with financial aid and college and scholarship application processes.”

Medical City McKinney and its Medical Staff presented a $10,000 donation to the Community Health Clinic. Pictured left to right are Suzie Kamath, Community Health Clinic board member; Nancy Huff, Community Health Clinic board member; Charlie Phillips, Community Health Clinic board member; Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical City McKinney CEO; Will Windham, Medical City McKinney COO and Community Health Clinic board member; Jennifer Sullivan, Community Health Clinic Manager; Duane Metcalf, Community Health Clinic board member; and Jackie Rakowski, executive director of the Community Health Clinic.  
   
Medical City McKinney and its Medical Staff presented a $10,000 donation to the Community Food Pantry. Pictured left to right are Gay Hawke, Community Food Pantry Vice President; Cathy Frizzell, Community Food Pantry treasurer; Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical City McKinney CEO; and Carol Bodwell, Community Food Pantry director and board president.  
   
Medical City McKinney and its Medical Staff presented a $10,000 donation to the McKinney Education Foundation.  Pictured left to right are Denise Holthuaus, McKinney Education Foundation board member; Stephanie O’Dell, McKinney Education Foundation board member; Ernest C. Lynch, III, Medical City McKinney CEO; and Edi Heinicke, McKinney Education Foundation executive director.  

About Medical City McKinney

Medical City McKinney  is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. MCM is a primary stroke center and achieved the Joint Commission’s prestigious Top Performer recognition for sustaining excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney’s provider-based emergency room.  Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare.  For more information: www.medicalcitymckinney.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.