MIAMI/PENSACOLA – MAY 8, 2020 – Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton, Florida becomes the fifth healthcare facility to benefit from Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A.’s nationwide ‘A Slice for a Life’ effort, which continues to maintain its goal to provide support for local pizzerias and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. On Friday, the regional hospital accepted more than 30 boxes of locally purchased pizzas to reenergize doctors, nurses, and staff members. To date, ‘A Slice for a Life’ has delivered pizzas from local restaurants to frontline healthcare workers in more than five regional medical centers across Florida and the United States including Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
The ‘A Slice for a Life’ effort begins with a phone call from a Wicker Smith attorney to a medical facility. Once permission is granted to send food, Wicker Smith attorneys work with hospital management to place large quantity orders of pizzas from local restaurants who may be struggling financially during the outbreak. One of the steps in this process is making sure that the participating restaurants use proper employee and food safety precautions before ordering. The pizza is then delivered to regional hospitals and enjoyed by doctors, nurses, and other care workers to help them re-energize and to encourage them to continue performing lifesaving work.
This project is the result of Wicker Smith partners coming together to help our communities which includes Nicholas Christin, Richards Ford, Oscar J. Cabanas, Jackson F. McCoy, Leslie A. McCormick, Lynn L. Audie, Kurt M. Spengler, Douglas B. Lumpkin, John A. Campbell, and many more. Although the program is a nationwide effort, many of the contributions have been in Florida because of the greater impact of the virus in this region.
“Words can’t fully express the gratitude we have for each and every healthcare worker supporting our communities!” – Nicholas Christin, Wicker Smith Managing Partner.