Residents and staff at Providence Place at Ingleside celebrated October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink Day events including a memory wall, raffle, and walkathon, raising over $1,300 for the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield. At left, residents sign “in memory of” or “in honor of” loved ones in the chapel. At right, staff members Eva Gonzales and Denise Ventura help Sr. Doris Exford pin her paper sneaker on the board.
Mercy Medical Center’s Outpatient Surgery Services has been recognized with Catholic Health East’s Silver Service Excellence Award for achieving new heights in patient satisfaction and service excellence, based on survey results for the second quarter of 2010. The award was presented after CHE officials compiled information from the organizations’ 34 acute-care member hospitals. “This award is a source of pride for members of the Outpatient Surgery Services team and underscores their dedication to providing patients with high-quality care and service,” said Sharon Adams, Mercy’s vice president of Patient Care Services.
The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter thanks employees of Six Flags New England who recently donated their time to assist the chapter with various maintenance projects. As part of the Six Flags initiative Project 6, business operations throughout the country were shut down for a complete day to allow Six Flags employees to participate in community-service projects with various nonprofit organizations. Two groups of Six Flags workers were assigned to the Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter to work at both the Springfield and Northampton offices. Projects included landscaping, painting, installing shades, changing lightbulbs, and more.
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