We believe in Milford

10.13.2016

For the Grier family of Milford, giving back is a way of life. Gary and Judy Grier have been involved with Bayhealth for almost 30 years, and now their son, Garrett, has carried the tradition to the next generation.

“We need to remember how fortunate we are to have a wonderful hospital right here in our community,” Gary says. Judy agrees. “We have friends who have to travel for care. We’re very lucky. In addition, the hospital is a big employer and very important for our town’s growth,” she adds.

Judy has served on the Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital for 28 years. Through the years, she’s worked on projects big and small, from planning and executing the Black and White Gala and annual BBQ, to escorting patients and visitors through the hospital.

“This is a great town to live in. Everyone knows each other. Being involved with the hospital is a natural fit because it’s fun and it helps you stay connected with others in town,” Judy explains.

Gary, a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, feels the same way. His nine-year term on the Bayhealth Foundation Board of Directors brought him into contact with many Delaware residents he might not have gotten to know otherwise.

“Growing up here, I felt like some people left Milford for Dover, but I always wanted to stay here. Milford is an excellent place to live and raise a family. It’s been rewarding to get involved with the hospital and help contribute to our town’s growth,” he explains.

Gary and Judy’s son, Garrett, has made his parents proud by returning home to Milford. Garrett, owner of two Duck In Car Wash facilities in Milford and Seaford, worked in North Carolina after college.

“I always knew I wanted to come back to Milford, and I jumped at the chance to do it. My grandparents and parents have been committed to this town for a long time, so I had great examples set for me,” Garrett says. Garrett and his wife, Rebecca, have enjoyed being part of the Milford community.

The Griers’ daughter, Carrie, lives in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband, Mike, a director at the University of Virginia Health System.

Garrett, Milford’s First Ward City Councilman, joined the Bayhealth Foundation Board in January 2014. His father’s passion and dedication to Bayhealth inspired him to follow in his footsteps.

Garrett concludes, “we want our town to be the best it can possibly be. Having a first-class hospital is part of that. I want to help shape the important things happening here.”



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