Baptist Health Paducah employees donate more than 200000 to community
Baptist Health Paducah recently concluded its annual Employee Caring Campaign, which allows employees the opportunity to give to local charitable causes.
Baptist Health Paducah recently concluded its annual Employee Caring Campaign, which allows employees the opportunity to give to local charitable causes. This year, 441 employees committed to give $203,490 to support our community. The hospital led the Baptist Health system in contributions, which totaled more than $717,000 statewide.
The Paducah campaign raised money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Paducah-McCracken County United Way, Easter Seals West Kentucky, the employee C.A.R.E. Fund and Baptist Health Foundation Paducah.
The Foundation received the most support, with 347 donors contributing more than $140,000 to support its mission of enhancing local patient care with new technology, expanded services and facilities, staff education and services that enhance the patient experience.
In the past year, the Foundation was able to support many hospital services, some of which include the purchase of new wheelchairs for patient transport, technology at the Child Development Center, nurse training and education, Cardiac Rehabilitation equipment, fans for patient rooms and AEDs and CPR kits for our community outreach efforts in schools and churches.
“Donations we receive from our employees mean so much because no one knows the needs of our patients more than our own Baptist Health family,” said Lora Croley, director of Philanthropy. “Their generosity to the Foundation and all the charities represented once again shows the loving and giving nature of our employees.”