Anne Arundel County Businesses Thank UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Team Members for Commitment to Community
Contact: Holly Basta, Media Relations Manager, UM BWMC E: Holly.Basta@umm.edu P: 240-581-4121
More than 2,500 meals were provided to hospital workers and care providers in recognition of their continued commitment to caring
Glen Burnie, Md (April 3, 2023) - Caring for the health of our community is highly challenging work in the best of times – even more so during stressful times. Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, over 2,500 hospital team members at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center received a very special "thank you" for their unwavering commitment to supporting the health of the community.
The owners of Two Rivers Steak & Fish House in Pasadena, Maryland partnered with more than 25 local businesses and private donors from Anne Arundel County to organize a two-day "Feed the Hospital Team" event on Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27 at the Glen Burnie hospital. The restaurant dispatched a full staff of catering professionals to UM BWMC's campus, where they set up a massive outdoor kitchen and meal preparation line.
Over 100 volunteers, including community, hospital and foundation board members, helped deliver hot plates for workers inside the hospital who were not able to step away from their patient care responsibilities. Other meal deliveries went to team members who work in offsite outpatient care facilities. Food deliveries were met with smiles and thank yous from grateful team members
Tony Toskov, owner of Two Rivers Steak & Fish House says he is deeply grateful for the health care workers for all the ways they continue to serve the community. "As a local businessman and resident of Anne Arundel County, I know the importance of having expert care close to home. I have a deep appreciation of what an amazing hospital we have in our community. UM BWMC team members are the backbone of our community's health and wellbeing," said Toskov a longtime supporter of the hospital.
"At UM BWMC, we are fortunate to have community members who appreciate and recognize the incredible care and hard work that our team members dedicate to each and every patient, every day," said Kathy Burk, vice president and executive director of the BWMC Foundation. "Recognition such as today's event means so much to our team members, both here and at all of our outpatient facilities, because it's an opportunity for them to see and feel the appreciation from our community. After the past three years, this means the world to our team, and it is greatly appreciated."
To organize an event of this size, the team at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House took a week to prepare the food needed to feed the hospital team members. Each meal contained chicken marsala, baked ziti, veggies and fresh bread plus dessert and a drink.
Toskov and his wife Laura, owners of Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, collaborated with the following local community members, businesses and organizations who donated to the initiative including:
- Absolute Party Rental
- ACME Paper & Supply Co., Inc.
- Bill and Stacey Prevezanos
- Capital Seaboard
- Clear Shark H20
- Daryl Wagner
- Debbie Tate Macey
- George W. Stone Foundation
- Green Point Wellness
- Gunther Charters and Tours
- Gunther Refuse Services, Inc.
- Grow West
- John G. Warner, Jr.
- MariMed, Inc.
- Marty and Laurie Gunther
- M.B.G. Refuse – a Gunther Company
- M.B.G Enterprise
- Matt Gunther and Family
- Michael Stanley Foundation
- Mitch Gunther and Family
- Pat Taylor, All Green Management, Inc.
- PFG Performance Food Group
- Robert F. Beall and Sons, Inc.
- St. John Properties
- Sunmed Labs
- Tony and Laura Toskov
- Wagner Food Service
Photo assets from the coverage of this event are available here, crediting UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Video assets are available on Dropbox.
About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. It is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland and has 314 beds and more than 3,100 team members. It also has 1,200 medical providers on staff in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit www.umbwmc.org.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.