OakBend Medical Center celebrated the success of the hospital’s employee giving campaign, “Seeds of Generosity,” by holding a reception in the Joe & Doris Gurecky Atrium after hours last week.
The three week campaign, which ran from April 24 to May 12, raised $90,000 for the hospital’s Vision 2020 Campaign. An employee giving campaign is considered a success if there is at least a 10% participation rate by employees. Through checks, cash, credit cards and payroll deductions, the participation of OakBend Medical Center employees reached an amazing 25%.
A certificate of appreciation was given to several departments that reached milestones within the campaign. The first department to reach 100% participation was the Facilities department; the highest cumulative donation was from the Radiology department and the highest average donation was from the Nursing Administration department.
The monies raised will be used to help renovate the 4th floor of the hospital, upgrading the rooms, lighting and flooring to reflect the same feel and comfort of the third floor Jack and Billie Wendt Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit. Once the fourth floor is completed, the renovations will move to the fifth floor of the hospital.
Board President, Jeff Council, spoke to the crowd of employees and board members stating, “We are so proud of OakBend’s employees. Their generosity knows no bounds. They believe in our vision and mission and are more than willing to help make a difference in our hospital.”