Peeples Cancer Institute (PCI) hosted Christmas music presentations in December to bring some cheer over the holidays. Kenny Lowery, PCI executive director, said the live music was enjoyable. “We certainly appreciate the time and talents of these musicians,” said Lowery. Musicians included Susan Hill, Greg Richardson (guitar), his father, Ivan Gutierrez (piano), and Jonathan Pinto.
Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) recently received a surprise Christmas donation. Larry McDaniel, owner of Broken Arrow Tattoos, completed a toy drive with his clients. He donated a full truck bed and back seat full of toys for children to use in therapy.
From left are McDaniel, Brooke Mullins (ASCI front office supervisor) and Krista Rogers (ASCI care navigator).
Hamilton Physician Group (HPG) – Calhoun Campus, 100 Willowbrook Way, is hosting a Holiday Food Drive through Dec. 15, benefitting the Voluntary Action Center. Most-needed items include: canned food items, peanut butter, canned soups and pasta, canned meats, cereal, boxed pasta and macaroni, instant and canned potatoes, Hamburger Helper, crackers, evaporated milk, Styrofoam plates, Styrofoam or plastic cups, plastic forks and spoons, napkins, butter and sour cream, cheese, cooking oil, and coffee and tea. Donations may be dropped off at HPG – Calhoun Campus.
“This year has been tough for people in our community,” said Lauren Little, DO, family practice physician at the Calhoun location. “This food drive is just one way we can support those in need this year and make their holidays brighter.”
The most-needed items include: Canned food items, peanut butter, canned soups and pasta, canned meats, cereal, boxed pasta and macaroni, instant and canned potatoes, Hamburger Helper, cracker, evaporated milk, Styrofoam plates, Styrofoam or plastic cups, plastic forks and spoons, napkins, butter and sour cream, cheese, cooking oil, coffee, and tea.
Donations may be dropped off at HPG – Calhoun Campus, 160 Curtis Parkway NE. (MAP)
Members of the Dalton Garden Club and two Project Search interns recently decorated Christmas trees at Hamilton Medical Center, in the main lobby and at the Turner Maternal and Infant Care Center. Volunteers have been decorating the Christmas trees at Hamilton for a number of years. From left are Linda Johnson, Carol Pate, Betty Steinmetz, Faith Dickinson, Chris Amon, Kaye Clark, Jeane Jones and Karen Hutchinson.
Some Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) nurses and local certified nurse midwives were recently talking on the maternity unit at HMC about a way to give back during the holiday season.
They decided to buy therapy baby dolls for local Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients and deliver them to residents at Dalton Place, Chatsworth Healthcare and Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation.
“Since our unit helps to deliver babies as a profession, we thought, what better way to spread holiday cheer than to ‘deliver’ babies to those in need,” says Rita-Marie Davis, local midwife.
Interest and excitement grew as soon as the idea started to be shared.
“We are proud to say that nurses, doctors, secretaries, midwives and even environmental services staff have brought their love together for others,” says Barbara Jones, HMC Labor and Delivery nurse.
The group delivered 32 babies to female residents and 24 stuffed puppies to the male residents of the three local facilities.
“Our wish is to inspire other units to join together and ‘deliver’ joy throughout the community – not just at the holidays, but all year round,” says Christie Brewer, HMC Labor and Delivery nurse.