ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Catholic Health Services (CHS) announced today that the system's Caregivers Fund made a $100,000 contribution toward a special collection organized by the Diocese of Rockville Centre to assist those affected by the brutal storm.
"This donation is a visible demonstration of our mission and values, made possible by ongoing financial support of our employees to our Caregivers Fund," said CHS President and CEO Alan D. Guerci, MD. "This is just one more way CHS employees make a difference in the lives of others."
In 2007, CHS employees initiated the CHS Caregivers Fund to assist fellow caregivers at home and abroad. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been raised to support the work of medical providers coping with difficult conditions. Donations have helped to purchase equipment such as patient lifts and portable dental units, to provide medical supplies and other necessities to homebound patients, to train nurses and to care for the medically underserved. CHS donates all administrative costs, ensuring recipients receive 100% of contributions.
To contribute to the Diocese of Rockville Centre's Hurricane Harvey Fund, please contact a local parish or donations can be sent to the Finance Office, Diocese of Rockville Centre, P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023. Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and "Hurricane Harvey" should be marked on the memo section of the check. For more information about this effort, call 516-678-5800, ext. 622.
Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region's finest health and human services agencies. With more than 17,500 employees, 6 acute care hospitals, 3 nursing homes, a home nursing service, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHS's high standards have resulted in a 23% market share.