As part of April’s National Volunteer Month, more than 250 colleagues from Tenet’s Corporate Office in Dallas volunteered 1,000 hours of service with exemplary non-profit organizations. They also collected 1,200 pieces of new and gently-used adult and children's clothing during a clothing drive benefiting Crossroads Community Services.
“We are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and I’m very proud and appreciative of our Corporate Office colleagues who worked with
local non-profit organizations as they addressed challenges facing our hometown,” said Dan Waldmann, Tenet’s senior vice president of Public Affairs.
Tenet colleagues enjoyed serving with nine non-profit organizations, including serving breakfast to homeless at The Bridge; creating shelf-stable meals for homebound seniors with the Visiting Nurses Association; assembling Wonder Kits that help afterschool programs run a hands-on, engaging activity for their students with Dallas Afterschool; sorting and packing donated food at the North Texas Food Bank; providing home repairs for a veteran and family with Rebuilding Together North Texas; donating and assembling bikes for children served by Dallas County Child Protective Services with Community Partners of Dallas; working with homeless animals and completing a landscape project at Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas; distributing donated clothing and food for low-income individuals and families with Crossroads Community Services; and helping clean up the Trinity River’s Pavaho Wetlands area as part of the Trinity Park Conservancy’s annual Corporate Day of Service.
Tenet’s commitment to volunteerism is coast to coast. The leadership team at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, also participated in National Volunteer Month by collaborating with the United Way of Central Massachusetts to read to second and third grade students at Elm Park Community School in Worcester.
In California, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital honored the month by recognizing their outstanding volunteers at special luncheons. Colleagues at Doctors Medical Center also hosted a dinner to honor participants in the hospital’s employee volunteer program – ACTS (Affecting Communities Through Service).
Photo Caption (1): Corporate Office colleagues after sorting and packing food donations at the North Texas Food Bank.
Photo Caption (2): Corporate Office colleague volunteering at Operation Kindness.
Photo Caption (3): Jeffrey Welch, CEO of Saint Vincent Hospital and CEO of Tenet’s Massachusetts and South Carolina Group, reading to Elm Park Community School students.
Photo Caption (4): Volunteers at Doctors Hospital of Manteca attended a luncheon where they were honored for their service to our patients and visitors.