The hospitals we work with never cease to impress us — especially their creativity and generosity of spirit during the holidays. Each year we hear about the wonderful things our clients do for staff and the community during the holidays. This week, we want to share some of those stories, and a little holiday spirit, with you.
A Holiday for Heroes
For many members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the holiday season isn’t quite the same. Many of them may not be able to be with their families and loved ones. And those serving overseas may feel far away from the spirit of the season.
and the Nashville Area Chapter of the
Red Cross is sending a touch of home this month to troops across the world.
Through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, each hospital employee has the opportunity to share their gratitude with the troops by donating a greeting card. These messages of care are delivered to service men and women, veterans and their families.
“Our employees at Summit are community-oriented and have enjoyed participating in this project,” says Peggy Peeler, executive assistant at Summit Medical Center. “Thanks to their generosity, we were able to collect cards to send to our troops this holiday season…and it feels great to give back.”
A Texas Christmas
Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, Texas has a mission to “care for and improve the health of those we serve with a special concern for the poor and the vulnerable.”
Without a doubt, Seton’s Adopt-a-Family program reflects this sentiment. Each year in December, the various departments at Seton are given the chance to sponsor a family in need of holiday cheer. The families chosen for the program are patients who use one of Seton’s community health centers, clinics that serve the un- and under-insured population.
Departments that decide to participate are given a wish list, and they have a few weeks to collect the presents and make a personal delivery to the family just in time for the holidays.
Not only does this tradition provide local families a memorable experience, it betters the whole community and brings together Seton staff along the way.