THE SPIRIT OF GIVING HITS NEWTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
December 21, 2009
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Members of the Newton Memorial Hospital Sunshine Fund Committee pose near gifts donated by Hospital staff to benefit other NMH employees who are facing personal or financial hardship. Fourteen NMH families and 28 children will receive holiday gifts this year due to the generosity of NMH employees. Pictured from left, Patti Williams, Human Resources Assistant; Karen Rinaldi, Corporate Analyst, NMH Department of Finance; Bill Corbett, Director of Corporate Accounting; Pat Jones, Quality Improvement Specialist, Patient Access Department; and Kay Bryant, Director of Human Resources. Since it was first established three years ago, 26 members of the Hospital family have received financial assistance and 15 others were provided with information on agencies and resources available in the community. Hospital employees also provided enough gift donations to People Help of Sussex County to fill up two cars as well as $500 in cash, which People Help uses to purchase additional gifts and food. Rinaldi (second from left) has led this effort at NMH for nine years.
Santa Claus and Members of the Auxiliary of Newton Memorial Hospital recently visited various departments throughout the Hospital where they sang and spread holiday cheer. “Caroling with Santa” is an annual tradition organized by the Auxiliary to raise the spirits of patients, staff, employees and visitors. Pictured from left are Auxilians Betty Terwilliger, Mary Jo Mathias, Chuck Mathias as Santa Claus, Kathy Pope, Bea Rush, Jean Converso, Ann Schaming (back), Lil Hunziker (front), Doreen Eisenecker and Megan Sandow, NMH Vice President of Development.
United States Marine Jim Brady recently delivered more than 50 new stuffed animals to Newton Memorial Hospital. The stuffed animals are to be distributed to children who end up at the Hospital during the holiday season. Brady, chairman of Toys for Tots, delivered the stuffed animals on behalf of the Sussex County Marine Corps League Detachment 747.