Golden Living Center has donated $122,527 to the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University to support the department’s teaching nursing home project.
The department provides primary medical care for the residents of the local Golden Living facility on MacGregor Downs Road. Golden Living Center’s 72,000-square-foot facility houses 152 residents.
Hal Garland, executive director of the local Golden Living Center, presented the check to ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard; Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine; Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, chair of the ECU Department of Family Medicine; and Dr. Tae Joon Lee, medical director at Golden Living Center and clinical associate professor of family medicine at ECU.
The money will be used to support the instruction of resident physicians and geriatric fellows, faculty salaries and teaching materials. Medical, pharmacy and physician assistant students also go to Golden Living Center for clinical learning.
This year is the 32nd the center has supported the teaching project with a cumulative support of more than $2.5 million.