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Parrish Healthcare Employees Wind Back for Wellness

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.