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Published on October 25, 2018

Heart Patients to Benefit from Popcorn Sales

Photo of Popcorn Service  Volunteers support the Heart and Vascular Center through popcorn sales.

Heart patients will benefit from the sales of popcorn thanks to a $5,000 pledge from the Popcorn Service at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland to the MidMichigan Health Foundation. Holding the freshly popped bags are Popcorn Service Volunteer Robert “Cowboy Bob” Reid and Ted Mudd, chair of the Popcorn Service. Sales of popcorn will go toward the construction of a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. 

Popcorn is helping heart patients in a very special way at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.

The volunteers in the Popcorn Service at the Medical Center pledged $5,000 to the MidMichigan Health Foundation from their sales of popcorn toward the construction of a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. When complete, MidMichigan will be able to provide world-class care for patients in the Midland community and surrounding areas suffering from the most complex forms of heart disease in a consolidated setting that is patient focused. The first phase of the three-year construction project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.

Ted Mudd, chair of the Popcorn Service, has seen many changes on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland over the years. Mudd and the Popcorn Service volunteers are pleased to be able to support services which will make life easier for patients. “We believe the new Heart and Vascular Center will be a great addition for the members of our community and our own families,” expressed Mudd. “When Dr. (William) Felten shared with us how many lives are affected by heart-related conditions we knew each of us would know someone who will benefit by the care to be provided in the new Center.”

The Popcorn Service has been an avid supporter of the needs of the patients served by the Medical Center over the years. Not only do the volunteers pop and sell the popcorn, they deliver the fresh bags of popcorn throughout the campus of the Medical Center in their recognizable wagon. Sales from popcorn have purchased equipment and enhanced services provided to patients in several departments. Popcorn Service volunteers have also participated in special events such as the Love Light Trees ceremony and other hospital-sponsored events.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland offers many roles for volunteers. Those interested and would like further information may contact Diana Brookens, volunteer manager, at (989) 839-3340 or visit www.midmichigan.org/volunteers.

Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit www.midmichigan.org/heartandvascular.