Kaiser Permanente Staff Offers “Helping Hands”
July 26, 2013 • 772 views
Baldwin Park –
More than 50 Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center employees and physicians lent a hand on Saturday, June 29, by participating in “Helping Hands,” an activity that includes two community service projects in the San Gabriel Valley.
“We are honored to participate in this community outreach,” says Maggie Pierce, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. “We have many employees who regularly volunteer because they support our organization’s social mission to help improve the health of our communities. We extend our appreciation to all of our staff who volunteered their time last Saturday to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Both of the community service projects were located in the San Gabriel Valley and took place simultaneously. Volunteers assisted with painting, cleaning, decorating, and gardening.
These two sites include: Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley in Monterey Park and two residential homes operated by San Gabriel Valley Center, which provides housing for homeless families that are victims of domestic violence.
“It’s great to see such a prominent institution helping our community,” says Jackie Lilavois, Interim Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley. “Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park has been a big supporter over the past few years and it has truly made a difference to our organization.”
“We thank Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park for selecting our domestic violence shelter for this project,” says Henry Alonzo, Program Director, San Gabriel Valley Center. “We are so appreciative of the staff for volunteering their time, effort, and resources to improve our facility for the families who are in need of assistance at this time in their lives.”
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 3.5 million members in Southern California. Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park nearly 245,00 members in the San Gabriel Valley through a network of more than 3,100 employees and 460 physicians. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.