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Associate Giving: Leaders by Example

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Associate Giving

For Doylestown Health Associates, generosity goes hand in hand with pride—a fact made obvious in their enthusiastic response to this year's Associates Giving Campaign.

On November 28, 2017, Doylestown Health employees, known familiarly as Associates, showed their support of the Doylestown Health mission – and just how much they care about the future of their community and families. That date, popularly known as Giving Tuesday, was the launch of the Doylestown Health Associates Giving Campaign. The response was incredible, with Associates donating more than $50,000 on that single day.

Associates Are All In

Ask almost any Associate, and it's obvious that their all-in attitude comes from a place of pride, both in the effort Associates put into delivering exceptional care, and in the way Doylestown Health gives back to the community.

Scott and Marcy Mikalaitis have both worked at Doylestown Hospital for a combined 28 years - Scott in the Security Office and Marcy in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Interventional Unit. As proud donors to Doylestown Health, they note: "We are constantly impressed by the excellent patient care delivered at Doylestown Hospital. The culture is one of caring and support. It's been our pleasure to contribute to the hospital's current and future success."

Creating the Future of Care

The Associates Campaign supports the life-changing work that happens at Doylestown Health everyday – as well as the expansion of the organization's services and capabilities going forward. Future transformational initiatives include the new Center for Heart and Vascular Care, the new "Hub" Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community, a new Outpatient Pavilion to house Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute and rehabilitation services, and an expanded Surgical Suite at Doylestown Hospital.

This vision for the future of care inspires many Associates to give, including Oncology social worker Rachel Saks, who says, "The ability to hold steadfast to our mission, while staying current and cutting edge by embarking on new endeavors and relationships with community partners, is truly remarkable."

A recognition that giving comes full circle also drives generosity. Associates understand that as community members, their families and neighbors benefit from the exceptional care and services provided by Doylestown Health, at every life stage.

Associate Patrice Blanchard, technical director of the hospital's Echocardiography Lab, notes, "This is OUR hospital. I work here. My family comes here, and this is where I would come if I needed care. So, whatever I can do to contribute to our future is important to me."

Leading by Example

The Associates Giving Campaign will extend until the Spring of 2018, and Associates in every area of Doylestown Health, as well as other key stakeholders in the organization, are striving for 100% participation.Associate Giving

The Doylestown Health Medical Staff has set a goal to collectively donate $2 million in support of the Campaign for Doylestown Health. 435 members strong, the Medical Staff is relying on peer-to-peer fundraising to reach their significant goal. Joining the Associates and Medical Staff are more than 1,000 hospital Volunteers. In addition to the time and talents that the Volunteers devote to Doylestown Health every day, many have already pledged their financial support to the campaign, including Ella DiPete, who shares, "The hospital treats every patient who enters its doors with respect, compassion and highly-skilled care. I give as a way to say "thank you" for providing this special service to our community, and to help keep Doylestown Health on the cutting edge of medicine."

Team members throughout Doylestown Health are supporting efforts to enhance and expand the organization, and in doing so, have demonstrated that they believe enough in their work to make a personal investment in its future success. They are leaders in exemplifying the true spirit of community. Doylestown Health is privileged and humbled to have their support. When it comes to pride, the feeling is mutual.

To learn more about how you can lend your support to Doylestown Health, contact Laura Wortman at 215-345-2122 or lwortman@dh.org.

About Doylestown Health Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and improves the quality of life for all members of the community. Now, in the public phase of a $75 million comprehensive campaign, Doylestown Health is ready to begin a bold new chapter as it approaches its second century of healthcare delivery. Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology.

For more information, visit the Doylestown Health Foundation and ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health website or call 215-345-2009.

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