Realtors support R.O.C.K. effort

From left, Barbara McCaughrin; Carrie Patrick, president of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors; Renee Geniole, operations co-ordinator for R.O.C.K. Missions; Katherine Rankin; Rachel Szymanski; Anna-Marie Clark; Matthew Romeo; Laurie Dehaw; Tammy Teeuwen; and Robert L’Ecuyer celebrate an evening of fundraising at the Realtors Rock event.

The Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors (CKAR) recently hosted its second annual Realtors Rock event in support of R.O.C.K. Missions, a local outreach not-for-profit in Chatham-Kent.

The event raised more than $2,700.

Local realtors showcased their musical talents on stage, fuelling the event, which was headlined by the Courtney Wells Band.

Carrie Patrick, CKAR president, said the evening was a big success.

“It was an amazing turnout, and this is most definitely something we want to keep doing year to year,” she said in a media release.

CKAR said the event underscores CKAR’s ongoing dedication to enhancing the communities in which its members live and work.

TransForm gets out of the supply chain business

TransForm Shared Service Organization has divested itself of its supply chain branch.

The support organization to regional hospitals that include the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Bluewater Health, Erie Shores HealthCare, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, and Windsor Regional Hospital, transferred the supply chain services to Mohawk Medbuy, effective April 1.

No jobs will be lost as a result of the transfer, and Medbuy will continue to run operations for the regional hub out of Chatham.

The process to transition supply chain services to MMC began last summer, months before TransForm and its member hospitals were hit by a cyberattack in October.

TransForm and MMC have a long-standing history of collaboration in order to provide maximum value to their member hospitals and the health care supply chain, officials said.

The agreement aligns with the Ontario Government’s objectives to consolidate procurement activities to create efficiencies and increased savings for Ontario taxpayers and the health system, which will result in more funds directed to front-line care – where it is most needed, officials said in a media release.

“TransForm has worked closely with Mohawk Medbuy for over a decade in providing supply chain services for our member hospitals. We already enjoy a strong collaborative relationship with MMC and look forward to our continued collaboration, ensuring our stakeholders receive the best value and service in procurement,” Helga Reidel, TransForm’s board chair, said in a media release.

Hungry Man extends hours

Hungry Man Restaurant on Keil Drive in Chatham will now be open for dinner.

The popular breakfast and lunch eatery will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday.

Sunday hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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