LUFKIN, TEXAS-For its 2015 Leadership Christmas Project, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin donated more than 100 health kits to Christian Information & Services Center (CISC) to promote healthier communities and support those in need during the holiday season.
Each department in the hospital was assigned to bring items needed for the kits. In all, Memorial employees donated 670 band-aids, 255 combs, 274 washcloths, 127 tubes of toothpaste, 25 bars of soap, 127 toothbrushes, and 98 canisters of deodorant. The kits were assembled on December 2 by members of Memorial’s leadership team, who also added candy and prayer cards.
“Our Leadership Luncheon agenda planning team always does something special for our luncheon scheduled in December,” said Peggy Mortensen, Market Vice President of Clinical Operations & Lufkin Chief Operating Officer. “Our luncheon topic was mission and ethics oriented, and by being a part of CHI, we wanted to do a simple project to give to others in need.”
About Catholic Health Initiatives
Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.
In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit – a nearly 20% increase over the previous year – for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com.