Friday, August 23, 2013
Lake Charles Memorial Employees donate $75,000 to the Hospital
of the Lake Charles Memorial Health System donated $75,000 to Memorial’s third I Gave a Day campaign. Three-hundred
employees at Memorial, Memorial for Women, Memorial Specialty
Hospital and the W.O.
Moss Memorial Health Clinic donated money equivalent to a day’s pay to the hospital’s
The money will
completely fund the David B. Usher Reading Room. The room will be located above
Café Bon Vie in the Memorial
Construction is set to start the first week in September, with the room opening
to the public in October.
“There is a
lot of pride associated with the I Gave a Day program. It’s a superior show of
commitment from employees and physicians on all levels of the Memorial Health
System,” says Leif Pedersen, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy. “They
believe in what we are doing here and the drive we all have to make this health
system the best it can be. This new reading room will not only be an asset to
our visitors, but to the memory of our friend and colleague David Usher.”
In 2010, The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial
Hospital launched the I Gave a Day program, raising $95,000 to
renovate the hospital’s cafeteria, Café Bon Vie. The 2011/2012 campaign raised $75,000 designated
towards the future renovation and redesign of the hospital’s admissions area. All
three campaigns have raised a total of $245,000.
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.