Hurricane Irma: Physicians Regional donates $50K for recovery


Physicians Regional Healthcare System has given $50,000 to two local nonprofit organizations that are instrumental in Hurricane Irma disaster relief for residents.


The hospital system donated $25,000 each to the Greater Marco Family YMCA and to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

The Greater Marco YMCA serves families from Marco Island, Everglades City, Goodland and East Naples, and the gift from Physicians Regional will go to help families who still are recovering from the storm, said Cindy Love-Abounader, chief executive officer of the YMCA.

The Harry Chapin food bank can use its network of food donors to convert the hospital’s gift to about $200,000 worth of food, said Richard LeBer, president and chief executive officer of Harry Chapin.

Physicians Regional operates two hospitals, Physicians Regional at Pine Ridge and Collier Boulevard, and numerous outpatient medical centers with a medical staff of nearly 400 physicians.