St. Barnabas Employees Donate $16,058 for Patient Care
GIBSONIA, Pa., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation, the fund-raising arm of St. Barnabas Health System, announced that it has received pledges totaling $16,058 during the 2001-02 Special People Fund campaign. The monies are pledges from the health system's employees, or "Special People." Of the health system's 530 employees, 93 percent made contributions. Employees could either make a one-time contribution or they could choose to have their contribution spread throughout the year via a deduction from their biweekly paychecks. In making their pledge, employees were asked which St. Barnabas facility they would like their donation to support: Valencia Woods Nursing Center, The Arbors at Valencia Woods or St. Barnabas Nursing Home. The donations contribute to the well-being of the patients St. Barnabas employees serve in their day-to-day jobs. Since the Special People Fund began in 1986, employees have contributed $194,758. This year's contributions will help pay for renovations to a wing at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, as well as help pay for services and surroundings to enhance the lives of the patients at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods Nursing Center and The Arbors at Valencia Woods. As an added incentive this year, employees who made pledges were entered into a drawing to win prizes ranging from gift certificates at area restaurants to a 19-inch color television. "Our employees are truly special people," said William V. Day, president of St. Barnabas Health System. "Their generosity with this campaign is just a small token of the way they go above and beyond the call of duty everyday to ensure that our patients and residents receive the best care possible." About St. Barnabas St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania. Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 700 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients. Faith-based yet non-denominational, St. Barnabas Health System is comprised of St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation, St. Barnabas Medical Center, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, The Village at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place, The Arbors at Valencia Woods, and Valencia Woods Nursing Center. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X24727420
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