Aiken Regional Medical Centers will host a commemorative event on Friday, January 14 from 11 am – 12 noon to provide an unforgettable experience of food, fellowship, hope and support to the community (media are invited to attend).
“Almost two years ago, COVID-19 disrupted everyone’s lives,” said Jim O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. “As of today, in our hospital alone, we have lost more than 250 lives since the pandemic started. That’s 250 loved ones that family and friends have mourned. This community gathering of hope will allow us to commemorate and remember those we have lost, honor the survivors and essential workers, and provide hope for the future in both physical, mental and spiritual health.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from:
Jim O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Reverend Paul Bush, Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, President of the Concerned Ministers Fellowship and member of the Board of Governors at Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Patrick Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services
Gail Diggs, Director of Outreach and Community Services at Rural Health Services, Inc., member of Aiken City Council, District 1 and member of the Patient Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) at Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Brooke Lundy, Owner of Brooke Lundy Media
Eugene White, President of the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP
The commemorative event is open to the community. While the event will take place outside, we encourage attendees to properly wear face coverings and practice hand hygiene and social distancing. If you are not feeling well, please remain at home and join via the Facebook Live event.
As of 9 am on January 4, 2022, Aiken Regional Medical Centers has confirmed 2,291 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Aiken County since the start of the pandemic. Of these 2,291 individuals, 28 are currently receiving care in the hospital, with 3 in ICU, and sadly 253 are deceased. The 28 individuals receiving care in the hospital include 13 vaccinated, 13 unvaccinated and 2 with unknown vaccine status.