Giving Tuesday

One of the banners that will be displayed at Penn Highlands Healthcare locations throughout the Tri-County Area are shown. This one is from Penn Highlands Brookville Emergency Department Staff, from left, are: Beth Keth, RN; Amy Powell, RN; Dr. Tabatha Jeffers, Emergency Department Director; Brenda Buzard, RN; Anna Reitz, RN.

DuBOIS — This year, Penn Highlands Healthcare is asking for the community’s participation in #GivingTuesday by becoming a volunteer, joining one of its auxiliaries or by making a donation to one of its hospitals through its Annual Giving Campaign.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

“We decided to go ahead and be a part of that this year. We are looking for all of those components (volunteering), not just monetary donations,” said Penn Highlands System Fund Development Director Karin Pfingstler, noting that the Annual Giving Campaign letters were mailed out Nov. 15.

Proclamations are being requested in the areas that Penn Highlands provides services in DuBois, Brookville, Clearfield and St. Marys, Pfingstler said.

“With the very best interests of our patients in mind, we are constantly striving to make improvements to our technology and equipment as well as to our buildings,” the letter stated. “You can help by becoming a donor to our Annual Giving Campaign. Your gift can be designated to one or more of the following projects: Penn Highlands Brookville emergency department renovations, Penn Highlands Clearfield simulation training center, Penn Highlands DuBois cardiac cath lab and Penn Highlands Elk imaging (x-ray) digital portable machine.”

The hospital asks individuals to consider donating this year in support of the community hospitals.

Other ways to make a difference include:

  • Be a volunteer at one of the hospital locations
  • Join one of the hospital auxiliaries
  • Include PH in planned giving
  • Remember a loved one through memorials to Penn Highlands Healthcare
  • Attend a special event and fundraiser

Did you know

8,834 patients were treated in the Penn Highlands Brookville Emergency Department last year

The simulation center at Penn Highlands Clearfield will be regularly used by Lock Haven University nursing students and will also be available for use by staff across Penn Highlands Healthcare, and eventually, professionals from outside the Penn Highlands system.

1,237 Cardiac Cath Lab procedures were performed at the Heart Center of Penn Highlands DuBois last year

The imaging (x-ray) digital portable machine at Penn Highlands Elk will be used daily at the bedside of critical patients in the Emergency Department, acute care units and also at Pinecrest Manor.

Persons can donate online or checks can be made payable to Penn Highlands Healthcare, 204 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801. Individuals are asked to make a note on the check as to which hospital of Penn Highlands Healthcare they wish to support.

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