By The Hillsdale Daily News
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM
HILLSDALE - The administration at Hillsdale Hospital recently announced that the hospital’s team members provided over 3,000 hours of community service in 2018.
It is these community based initiatives that bring awareness of social problems in communities. This community based initiative has long been promoted by local, state and US Presidential task forces.
These efforts provide for a mechanism of “giving back” to the community in many ways.
Since 2011, Hillsdale Hospital requires that each member of management complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service representing the hospital at various events within the communities we live.
In 2017, this was expanded to encourage all staff to participate in their school, church, service clubs, and other areas in need.
By donating their time in 2018, the community was rewarded with highly skilled talent in areas that needed assistance. Various departments within Hillsdale Hospital launched special projects including feeding a family, sponsoring an event such as Relay for Life, adopting a family for Christmas and other group activities.
During 2018, 3,000 total hours were logged by Hillsdale Hospital employees who volunteered at food pantries, free health clinic, church youth groups, food for the hungry, service clubs, Junior Achievement, and community food kitchen(s).
“We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our hospital family who are making a difference in the lives of those in need within our community,” said Jeremiah Hodshire, vice president.