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2,000 Masks Donated to Phoebe Sumter


Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center received a generous donation today of 2,000 KF94 respirator masks from SK Battery America. Representatives from SK Battery America along with Congressman Sanford Bishop delivered the masks.

“While we have vaccines, we also have new variants of the virus that require more protection than our homemade masks. This again impacts the need for PPE for our frontline workers. Its time like these when we must all work together - those who can donate their time or their resources that are desperately needed. And today I am grateful for the leadership and generosity of SK Battery America, South Korea Battery America, who is donating 2000 KF94 masks to Phoebe Sumter. These masks are South Korea’s version of N95 masks and they will keep all of our hospital workers safe as we continue to fight this virus,” said Congressman Sanford Bishop. 

SK battery America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SK Innovation Co. Ltd. and the leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. SK Innovation, a part of SK Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Korea, has made a $2.58 billion investment in an electric vehicle battery plant in Commerce, Georgia that will generate 2,600 jobs. The investment will provide opportunities for SK Innovation to bring its world-class products to additional automakers in the United States with the goal of making it one of the top EV battery manufacturing sites in the world.

Photo (L-R): Congressman Sanford Bishop, Steven Jahng, Representative for SK Battery America, and Brandi Lunneborg, CEO of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.