“As an organization, we recognize that we are servant leaders for our community. We are the 5th largest employer in Chester County, and so we have the human resources to help people from all walks of life.”
Those are the words of Jackie Felicetti, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) for Chester County Hospital. Her department was recently recognized at the 2014 Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Awards Banquet, where they received an Award of Excellence for Social Responsibility.
Chester County Hospital has long believed in the concept of social responsibility and has continually engaged in efforts to support organizations that benefit others. Last November, the hospital organized ‘A Night to Salute our Veterans’ to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Held at the VFW in West Chester, Chester County Hospital welcomed over 100 guests to a beef and beverage event that featured food prepared by the Nutrition Services Department, music, dancing and a 50/50 raffle.
The event was a rousing success, raising about $13,000 in contributions which included a generous $10,000 donation from VFW Post 106.
Nancy Canfield of the hospital’s HROD led a planning committee that helped raise additional funds and the team received a $250 Penn Medicine CAREs Grant to assist in their efforts to support the veterans.
Felicetti summed up the hospital’s thoughts on social responsibility, adding “We are as committed to high quality compassionate care for our patients as we are to our community. We seek to enrich the lives of others by serving people in need. It was our pleasure to fund the Wounded Warrior Project this year and support its mission to help veterans and their families make the transition to home as easy as possible.”
Read more about Chester County’s Wounded Warrior project on page 23 of the organization’s 2014 Community Benefit Report below.