>CarolinaEast Health System and CINTAS Partner for 4th Annual Community Shredding Day


Public Invited to Bring Personal Documents to Be Shredded Free of Charge

New Bern, NC – CarolinaEast Health System and document management partner, CINTAS, are teaming up once again to provide the community with an opportunity to shred sensitive, personal documents at no cost. The fourth annual event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10am – 1pm. on the CarolinaEast Medical Center campus at 2000 Neuse Boulevard in New Bern. This year, the shredding truck will be located in the employee parking lot behind the Medical Center.

“Protecting personal and confidential information is of ever-increasing importance in an age of identity theft,” said Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations for CarolinaEast. “This event has gotten bigger and bigger every year” said McGarvey. “Last year, families in over 250 cars advantage of the opportunity to collectively shred over 13 tons of personal information. It was a phenomenal day!”

According to CINTAS, the shredded paper is sent to a company that recycles it for use in the fast food service industry. “It is truly a win-win situation,” said McGarvey. “With this one special event, identities and our environment are protected.”

For the third year, as an added bonus during the event, nurses from the CarolinaEast will be providing free blood pressure screenings and prescription medication tracking advice.

“As people line up waiting to shred their personal documents, they can stick their arm out of their car window and one of our nurses will take their blood pressure,” explained McGarvey. “Our nurses enjoy participating in this unique event.”

This community service is offered free of as a community service of CarolinaEast and CINTAS. It is a very convenient opportunity for anyone in need of a way to appropriately destroy sensitive and confidential documents such as bank statements, tax records and old checks. “With this event, before you leave the parking lot your documents are shredded. The CINTAS truck has a shredder on board,” explained McGarvey.

The Personal Shredding Day at CarolinaEast is intended for personal items only and is not for commercial use. Everyone in the community is invited to take advantage of this once-a-year service.

Submitted by: Megan McGarvey, Director, Public Relations, CarolinaEast Health System, 252-633-8154.