WCCU donates $150,000 to support South County Health’s patient care initiatives

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) continued its partnership with South County Health by donating $150,000 to help the healthcare system expand on its innovation and patient-centric model of care, making high quality healthcare accessible to all.

“This donation is part of Westerly Community Credit Union’s #WCCUCares initiative to support local community organizations that directly help people in our communities. We care about our local community and strive to help make a positive impact by actively being involved in the communities we serve,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union. “We are very excited for the opportunity to work with South County Health to help improve access to healthcare and provide the latest technology to enhance the patient experience.”

Among the improvements in technology is the Radiation Therapy facility that is now owned and operated as a service of South County Hospital to complement its Cancer Center. Renovations included the purchase of a new linear accelerator, a technology that emits specific doses of radiation targeted with pinpoint accuracy directly to the tumor site, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This upgrade was a priority of South County Health to ensure that the most advanced radiation delivery systems are accessible to cancer patients in Washington County.

“We are immensely grateful for the generous donation from Westerly Community Credit Union. WCCU is a positive force, not only for financial services, but also for our community as a whole. Together, we build innovative solutions and support Rhode Island families through every stage of life,” said Aaron Robinson, South County Health’s President and CEO.

About Westerly Community Credit Union:
The WCCU mantra, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community. Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 20,000 members with lending and deposit products through convenient locations in Westerly, Richmond, Wakefield, Coventry, and online at www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Credit Union (2021), Best Mortgage Company (2021) Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice Award 2021, Best Employer (2018), and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards; as well as PBN’s Best Places to Work (2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022).

About South County Health:
South County Health is Rhode Island’s Most Trusted Health Partner. They are the only hospital in the Northeast and only one of 19 hospitals across the country to receive a Double 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in both Hospital Quality and Patient Experience in consecutive years. The healthcare system encompasses South County Hospital, South County Home Health, South County Surgical Supply, and South County Medical Group which includes five primary care and three Express Care locations. South County Health provides a continuum of care that focuses on innovation, technology, and quality.