Wednesday, August 19, 2020 6:00 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 19, 2020) - First Physicians Capital Group (FPCG) donated over $60,000 in Chromebooks, computers, thermometers and face coverings for students of Woodland Public Schools. The contributions will provide critical supplies to students as they return to school in person and online.
First Physicians Capital Group manages three rural hospitals including Fairfax Community Hospital, The Physicians’ Hospital in Anadarko, and Stroud Regional Medical Center. In June, the company gifted Woodland Public Schools’ graduating seniors with banners, a prom and after-prom party to celebrate their major milestone.
Fairfax Community Hospital’s CEO Hunter Thoms said FPCG’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of these essential tools for students in the community. The gifts include 28 computers, 100 Chromebooks, 10 non-contact infrared thermometers and 300 disposable face masks.
“As our community’s children return to school, we want to provide them with essential learning devices and help protect them with much needed personal protective equipment,” said Thoms.
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Todd Kimrey said the donation from First Physicians Capital Group was what his district’s 400 students and 56 employees needed as they prepare for reopening Aug. 26. The Chromebooks lead the district closer to its 1:1 technology goal, and the touchless thermometers give staff another avenue to protect students as much as possible.
“When First Physicians Capital Group and Fairfax Community Hospital contacted us about a donation opportunity, we were appreciative to have partners support our community in such a phenomenal way during this difficult time,” said Kimrey. “The generous contributions will strengthen our position going forward, allowing our smaller school district to catch up on technology needs for teachers, staff and students.”
FPCG’s CEO Jeff Hill said the organization believes in putting people first and helping neighbors in the communities in which they serve.
“We saw a need and wanted to help the many teachers and staff who are working tirelessly to prepare for the upcoming school year,” said Hill. “We want to support our educators by helping ensure students have the tools they need to minimize the impact the virus is having on learning.”
About First Physicians Capital Group
First Physicians Capital Group is an Oklahoma-City based hospital management company that has a successful track record in working with rural communities to convert struggling hospitals into sustainable businesses. The highly experienced team help operate community hospitals with top-notch staff, innovative technology and quality healthcare that benefit residents, physicians, and local economies.