January 2, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The volunteer groups at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) presented their financial gifts during their annual winter gathering in November 2018. The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Volunteer Association presented MVHS with a $43,000 donation, bringing their annual total to $53,000. The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center presented a donation of $21,500, bringing their annual total to $25,500. Both donations were gifted to support patient care.
“We are thankful to be able to make these gifts to the hospital,” said Jane Gwise, president of the Volunteer Association and The Guild Mirror Board. “Our donation allows for the purchase of new medical equipment that helps staff provide exceptional patient care and greatly enhances the patient experience at both of our campuses.”
Both volunteer groups raise funds through gift shops and vendor sales. In addition to their monetary gifts, the volunteers contribute more than 33,000 hours of services to MVHS each year.
“We appreciate the donations from the Volunteer Association and The Guild, as well as the many other donations they’ve made to the hospital over the years,” said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “The two groups have helped us make many improvements to our facilities and the most recent donations will help us greatly improve the patient experience.”