Employees of the Lake Charles Memorial Health System answered the call for Memorial’s latest I Gave a Day program. More than 400 employees donated a day (8 hours) of paid time off or the monetary equivalent to the hospital’s foundation.
The $79,000 raised by the hospital employees was met with an additional $75,000 from the hospital’s volunteer auxiliary.
“I can’t say enough about the selfless sacrifice our employees and volunteers have made to make Memorial Hospital better for us and our patients,” said Leif Pederson, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy. “They have put in their time and money that will allow us to continue our state-of-the-art renovations here at Memorial.”
In 2010 The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital launched the I Gave a Day program, raising $120,000 that went to the renovation of the hospital’s cafeteria, Café Bon Vie.
All funds for the 2011 and 2012 campaigns are designated towards the renovation and redesign of the hospital’s admissions area. For more information about the I Gave a Day program or the Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, call (337) 494-3226 or visit http://www.lcmh.com/foundation.