IBEW Local 175 Honored For Contribution To New Memorial South Tower

Monday, June 24, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are Dwight Wilhoit, president, IBEW Local 175; Jim Hobson, CEO, Memorial Health Care System; Alexis Bogo, chairwoman, Memorial Foundation Board; Barry Key, business manager/financial secretary, IBEW Local 175
Shown, from left to right, are Dwight Wilhoit, president, IBEW Local 175; Jim Hobson, CEO, Memorial Health Care System; Alexis Bogo, chairwoman, Memorial Foundation Board; Barry Key, business manager/financial secretary, IBEW Local 175

In recognition of its financial commitment to, and long partnership with, Memorial Health Care System, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 175 was honored at a blessing and dedication of the Memorial Health Care System’s new South Tower on Friday. 

“Memorial Health Care System is at the forefront of medical care in this community, and we are dedicated to helping to ensure that they continue to offer the best possible care and support to not only our members and their families, but to the community that has helped support us for the past 100 years,” said Barry Key, IBEW Local 175 business manager and financial secretary.    

A public open house in the South Tower Lobby on Sunday, offered recognition of the IBEW Local 175 and its contributions to Memorial Health Care System. The recognition for the South Tower Lobby was held at the same time as a Community Open House to celebrate the opening of Memorial’s new surgical expansion. Special screenings, education opportunities, tours and prize drawings were available throughout the afternoon.  

“Memorial is undergoing its largest expansion since we opened our doors more than 60 years ago. The IBEW Local 175 has made the new South Tower Lobby possible, and we are pleased to recognize their significant contribution,” said Jennifer W. Nicely, CFRE, foundation president and chief development officer, Memorial Health Care System.

“The South Tower includes state-of-the-art operating rooms and cardiovascular intensive care, as well as new surgery family waiting and support areas. We are extremely grateful to the IBEW and their members for their support of this project,” Ms. Nicely said.

IBEW Local 175 represents more than 3,000 professional electrical workers in Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Its recently compiled “Chattanooga Impact Report 2012” indicates that in 2012 IBEW Local 175 was responsible for the contribution of more than $450,000 to local community organizations and agencies.

Memorial Health Care System executives and board members are pictured with officers and members of IBEW Local 175
Memorial Health Care System executives and board members are pictured with officers and members of IBEW Local 175

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