Parrish Healthcare Employees Wind Back for Wellness
Parrish Healthcare Employees raised more than $107,000 in the ninth annual
employee giving campaign with a 52 percent in overall participation.
“Making our community a better place is part of our mission, vision
and values,” said Parrish employee and Circle of Giving chairperson
Sherry Shelley. “The Parrish employees continue to demonstrate our
vision by giving back to the community we serve and investing in future
generations of healthcare professionals. Although divided into six competitive
teams, they came together for one common goal, to make a healthier community.”
The two week, decades-themed campaign engaged employee Care Partners to
Wind Back For Wellness by supporting the Employee Care Partner Hardship
Fund; STEAM Works Program, a collaboration of Parrish Healthcare, Brevard
County Schools, the City of Titusville and the U.S. Space Walk of Fame
Museum to help students learn about careers in science, technology, engineering,
arts, and mathematics; and various safety, health and wellness programs.
The employee Circle of Giving program was established in 2006 by the Jess
Parrish Medical Foundation as a means to further the medical center’s
mission to provide Healing Experiences for Everyone all the Time®.
Parrish employees have raised nearly $950,000 through its Circle of Giving
program. Previous campaigns have provided funding for:
- Parrish Senior Solutions—a referral and support service for seniors
and their caregivers;
- Digital stereotactic breast biopsy equipment—a less invasive procedure
used to diagnose breast cancer;
- Healing in Motion Vans –medical transportation program for patients in need;
- The Children’s Center playground renovation and expansion—to
provide a safe and healthy early childhood development environment accessible
to all children, regardless of ability;
- The Women’s Center North Guild–a permanent home to provide
programs and services for the more than 650 estimated annual victims of
domestic abuse in North Brevard; and
- Parrish Health Village Park –connecting the entrances of Parrish
Health Village West and East is a one-third-of-a-mile, wheelchair-accessible
walking path and three fitness stations designed to accommodate athletic,
senior and rehabilitation needs.
PMC leadership represented a different decade in this year’s Circle
of Giving to encourage employees to Wind Back for Wellness.