Since 2010, the employee
Give-A-Day Program defrays the cost of particular capital projects through the support of
Memorial employees who donate paid time-off (PTO) hours or a monetary
equivalent. Over the years, employees have given more than $500,000 in
PTO hours and monetary donations.
The first project, was the renovation and expansion of our employee cafeteria,Cafe Bon Vie. Since that time, employees have graciously supported
The David B. Usher Reading Room & Library, a tribute to Senior Vice President David Usher a colleague who accomplished
so much for Memorial during his years of service. It offers a comfortable
seating oasis with WiFi access, daily newspapers, current magazines and
Independence Walk offers a real-life, practical physical rehabilitation area complete with
multi-textured walking paths and car simulator, as well as traditional
rehabilitative stations. This project was completed in the summer of 2016.
Todd Terrace was built in place of a former designated smoking area and now includes
umbrella tables, chairs, outdoor music, sculptures and all new landscaping.
Visitors and employees can use the terrace to step out into the outdoors
while enjoying lunch or a snack. The space is now a NON-smoking area as
are all of the Memorial campuses. When Memorial Health System went tobacco
free last year, the Foundation began to raise money to renovate the space.
Memorial employees stepped up and donated more than $90,000 towards the
project. Donors are recognized throughout the terrace with brick pavers.