Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge officials recently joined area business leaders and hospital volunteers in dedicating the Center’s newest hospitality house, which provides temporary lodging for patients and their families who travel to Oak Ridge for extended medical treatment.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC was recognized during a dedication ceremony for its $20,000 donation to the renovation of the house along West Tennessee Avenue.
CNS President and Chief Executive Officer Morgan Smith, Vice President and Deputy Enterprise Manager Michelle Reichert, and Vice President and Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal attended the event and later toured the house, which when completed, will be the Center’s third hospitality house. The house’s shared living room will bear the name of CNS.
“Having a loved one who’s ill is tough enough, but to have to worry about traveling or paying for lodging during a hospital stay makes it even tougher, “ said Smith. “This third hospitality house will lift a bit of that burden, allowing families to stay in the Oak Ridge area for free while dealing with a family illness. CNS is proud to help and be part of this endeavor.”
Also attending the dedication was Atomic Trades and Labor Council President Mike Thompson. ATLC members provided some of the labor during the early renovation of the home.
“We did a lot of the early demolition work,” said Thompson. ATLC volunteers also did plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning work in the home. “It was a joy to contribute time and effort to help get this third house to completion so it can serve the East Tennessee area,” he said.