SOMC announces “Pot of Gold” Facebook competition

Southern Ohio Medical Center is encouraging its Facebook fans to vote in a new poll to determine the recipient of a $5,000 donation.

The competition will close on St. Patrick’s Day and, in honor of the holiday, has been titled “SOMC’s Pot of Gold.” It features five local organizations that touch the lives of our community in a variety of ways. Whoever receives the most votes will be awarded the entire $5,000 donation. The organizations featured are:

  • Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children’s Theater;
  • Portsmouth Public Library;
  • Scioto County Homeless Shelter;
  • Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America (Tecumseh District);
  • Southern Ohio War Memorial

“Every year, SOMC invests millions into our community whether through charity care or donations like this,” Director of Community Relations and Development Kara Redoutey said. “What sets this apart, however, is that it gives our community an opportunity to be a part of the process.”

This is the second time that SOMC has allowed its Facebook fans to weigh in on a donation. Last year, the hospital highlighted five different organizations in a contest known as SOMC’s Community Valentine.

The final results will be recorded, and the winner announced, at noon on March 17. Participants in the contest must have a Facebook account and “like” SOMC’s fan page, located at