Event Has Become a Holiday Tradition
Floyd EMS, smiling children bearing gifts and Santa marked the season of giving at Saint Mary's Catholic School on Thursday for the annual Toys for Tots drive.
“Saint Mary's and Toys for Tots have given us a way to get involved in the community. We have been doing this for about a decade now and it is something we really look forward to," said Robby Hill, Assistant Director of EMS, which is part of the Atrium Health Floyd family of services.
Hill and a handful of other EMS team members were on hand to accept gifts from the students at the school, packing an EMS truck full of gifts for the Toys for Tots organization.
“Floyd really makes this event so special for us," said Christa Jackson, Director of Admissions and Advancement at the school. “It is a festive day for everybody."
EMS has been picking up toys at the school since the Marine Corps Reserve Armory closed its doors in Rome in late 2009, Jackson said.
About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 employees who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.