Staff in UMMC’s Emergency Department and intensive care units are treated to a Chick-fil-A lunch, thanks to the efforts of a School of Nursing academic program specialist.
On Friday, May 1, staff in the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Emergency Department and intensive care units (10 East and 10 West) were treated to a Chick-fil-A lunch, thanks to the efforts of Beverly Horne, School of Nursing academic program specialist for the Health Services Leadership and Management master’s specialty. “I thought it would be a nice gesture to feed our hardest-hit essential workers of this pandemic,” she says.
Horne contacted the closest Chick-fil-A to the Baltimore campus, an Inner Harbor location, and the restaurant agreed to provide 100 boxed lunches, free of charge, generously crediting the School of Nursing for the donation.
Megan Lynn, PhD, MBA, RN, CPHQ, director of emergency services at UMMC, wrote, “I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! The Ambulatory Emergency Department [AED] team greatly appreciated the Chick-fil-A lunch today; it was a welcome treat during our COVID operations. We are appreciative of your support and the School of Nursing’s support of our AED staff.”
The School of Nursing offers its sincere appreciation to this Chick-fil-A location for its generous donation and to Horne for conceiving and coordinating the effort. Horne is by no means a novice when it comes to such outreach and community support; she is the founder and CEO of 4eva Sisters, a nonprofit organization established in 2005. The organization encourages girls and young women to become leaders in the community.