Health Care and Wellness

Trumbull Regional Women Donate $50K to Diabetes Effort

WARREN, Ohio – The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has donated $50,000 to the Women United in Trumbull County program to support the group’s diabetes initiative.

Women United, a group affiliated with United Way of Trumbull County, was started in November and has directed much of its focus on addressing diabetes in the county. According to Linda Tominey, a member of Women United and the hospital’s diabetes coordinator, just under 12% of Trumbull County residents have diabetes. The national average is 9.9%.

“Trumbull County is considered to be in the ‘diabetes belt’ of the country,” she said in a statement. “I see people every day who have to make the decision between paying for insulin or paying bills.  These funds couldn’t come at a better time.”

The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional raises money through sales at the gift shop in the hospital and donates to health-related programs throughout the county.

“We are so happy that we are able to be involved in such a worthwhile community effort and I am proud of all of our volunteers,” said Women’s Auxiliary President Debbie Moore. “They do an awesome job to help raise money to be able support projects like this.”

Added Pam Marshall, chairwoman of Women United and Trumbull Regional’s physician’s liaison: “We all know someone who has been affected by the disease. … We are proud to be the only hospital in the Mahoning Valley to earn the Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Diabetes. Now with this exceptional donation, we can make an even bigger difference for people right here in Trumbull County.”

For more information, contact United Way of Trumbull County at 330 369 1000 or online at UnitedWayTrumbull.org.

Pictured: Members of the Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center presented $50,000 check to Women United this week.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.