Tree planting planned Oct. 13 for new hospital


Boy Scouts and students from Elma High School’s FFA Club are working with Summit Pacific Medical Center project leaders and Mark Reed Health Care District staff to coordinate a large community wide volunteer effort to help plant more than 3,000 tree seedlings at the site of the new hospital, 600 E. Main St. in Elma. Anyone who is interested in volunteering to plant trees is invited to attend Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m. All those who plan to volunteer need to bring their own work gloves and shovels.

For more information, call Lauren Day, community relations, at (360) 495-3244.

“This is a great opportunity for community members, staff, and patients to show their support for both the hospital and the community,” said hospital CEO Renee Jensen, “by volunteering to come out and plant a tree, members of the community are leaving their permanent mark on the hospital site for current and future generations to enjoy.”

Weyerhaeuser donated 3,000 seedlings.