PHOTO SUBMITTED / Georgia-Pacific Monticello recently presented a check for $7,000 to Lawrence County Hospital administrator Semmes Ross (left). Presenting the check in the hospital's physical therapy room is Ray Melick, public affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific's Monticello mill.
PHOTO SUBMITTED / Georgia-Pacific Monticello recently presented a check for $7,000 to Lawrence County Hospital administrator Semmes Ross (left). Presenting the check in the hospital's physical therapy room is Ray Melick, public affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific's Monticello mill.

Georgia-Pacific awards $7,000 to area hospital

Published 11:31pm Saturday, December 14, 2013

MONTICELLO – Georgia-Pacific Monticello recently presented a grant of $7,000 to the Lawrence County Hospital as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to safety and strengthening quality of life in the local community.

“Georgia-Pacific knows that quality medical care often can’t wait, and it is good to know that we can get medical care that we need right here in Lawrence County,” said Ray Melick, public affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific’s Monticello mill.

“We believe this investment in the Lawrence County Hospital is an investment in quality of life for all of us that live and work in this area.”

Lawrence County Hospital administrator Semmes Ross accepted the check for the hospital. Ross said the money will be used in the physical therapy department, which needs a Hivomat machine to assist in reducing pain and decreasing swelling in patients receiving therapy.

“The staff of Lawrence County Hospital appreciates the continued support of the Monticello Georgia-Pacific mill,” said Ross. “We continue to expand our programs and capabilities to provide the best care possible for this area.”