2,000 Masks Donated to Hospital Personnel by Congressman Buddy Carter and SK battery America

Jesup, GA – For the second time in a year, Congressman Buddy Carter helped secure much needed masks for medical personnel at Wayne Memorial Hospital by reaching out to a relatively new Georgia business, SK battery America. With the rise in positive Covid-19 cases during the delta surge, Carter knew area hospitals may be in need of some help. The company had 1,000 KN95 masks available and wanted to provide them where needed. After learning more about the local pandemic situation, the company decided to up their donation to 2,000 masks. At the donation presentation, Hospital CEO Joe Ierardi (center) gladly accepted the 2,000 KN95 masks from SK battery America President and CEO Junho Hwang (left) and Congressman Carter (right).

“Thank you, again, for helping us,” Ierardi said, to Hwang and Carter. “It is a huge help to have these at our fingertips. We will not only give these to our staff, but we will also provide them to our infusion patients to use and take home, so that they are protected as well as others around them.” Carter expressed his gratitude also. “Thank you to SK battery for your continued commitment. We are excited about your being in the state bringing jobs. It’s obvious you are going to be a good corporate citizen as well,” said Carter. Hwang added, “We are happy to support medical personnel and the hospitals in our state.”

Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the third largest employer in Wayne County with 500 employees, 84 beds and is a three-time winner of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year Award.