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Gifts Help Re-Confirm or Establish a Connection With Others

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  • Written By: RENA SALAMACHA
Because it’s officially the season of giving, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on some precious gifts I’ve witnessed as CEO of Mee Memorial Healthcare System.
A present of presence

As its name implies, our amazing Service League is the driving force behind an incredible team of volunteers that give the gifts of time and compassion in serving others. The League’s mission is to “aid in community healthcare and support all MMHS medical facilities,” and this group of dedicated volunteers take that mission seriously.

The independent non-profit provides vital services for the hospital, from staffing the information desk to stocking and operating the gift shop in the hospital lobby. They help strengthen employee morale by hosting breakfasts, handing out awards, holding scrubs sales and providing funds for needed equipment.

Through the years fundraisers have provided revenue for facility improvements such as a mammography machine, dialysis equipment, fetal monitors, and furnishings for the new hospital chapel. And you’d be amazed how much a warm hello and a smile can mean to patients and visitors. Our volunteers go a step further for our long-term patients, engaging them by playing board games or bingo, reading to them or even attending to their important errands. What a gift!

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