Jameson Health System Receives $275,000 from the Jameson Junior Guild

Date: 05/23/2012

The Jameson Junior Guild, the volunteer hospital auxiliary of Jameson Health System, presented health system leadership with $275,000 generated over the past year at the Guild’s Annual Spring Luncheon at the New Castle Country Club on Tuesday.

This annual contribution will nearly conclude the $1 Million Facelift Pledge the Guild initiated only three years ago.  Remarkable devotion by the volunteer fundraising group has positioned the million dollar donation to be complete nearly two years ahead of schedule. The Facelift is actively underway with full patient room renovations at Jameson Hospital including new flooring, anti-microbial curtains, bathroom fixtures and heating & air conditioning. The Jameson Care Center and Jameson Rehabilitation Center, both in Neshannock Township, also received enhancements of new flooring, carpeting and upholstery.  

The Guild raises money for the health system with revenue from gift and restaurant sales at the Hostess Shops at the Jameson Hospital North Campus, South Campus and Jameson Care Center; merchandise sales of jewelry/fashion accessories, uniforms, books, baked goods and home items; the Annual Bazaar, the Guild’s largest sale; as well as innovative events including The Jameson Hospital Run For Your Heart: Fireworks Day 5k/10k, celebrated at the Luncheon as winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Hospital Auxiliaries’ 2012 Most Creative Fundraising Event Award.

“With 22,000 volunteer hours recorded this past year, and over $8 million contributed through the years, there are no words to express our gratitude for the commitment of our Guild. Our health system is at a dynamic point in our history with critical investments in new technology, construction of our New Emergency & Surgical Departments Building and ever-evolving service offerings with recruitment of targeted physician specialists keeping specialty services close to home,” commented Doug Danko, FACHE, JHS President/CEO. “Our Guild is right there with us, funding patient-focused developments that have put our community-governed health system on the leading edge of regional healthcare.”

Outgoing President of the Guild, Eleanor Boyles and newly-sworn-in Guild President, Norma Vranjes presented the check to Mr. Danko, along with Steven Warner, Jameson Hospital Board Chairman and Lee Silverman, JHS Board Chairman.

Learn about membership benefits of the Jameson Junior Guild by contacting JHS Volunteer Coordinator, Cyndee Adamo at 724-656-4112 / cadamo@jamesonhealth.orgor visit www.jamesonhealth.org/volunteer.