SPARTANBURG — Phinnie Chris Floyd’s younger sister Shelia Logan passed away at age 39. In Shelia’s last days, she received care from the Spartanburg Regional Hospice.
Nearly 20 years later, Floyd, a Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) associate, still remembers everything hospice did for her sister. Floyd gives back to hospice through the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Annual Employee Campaign.
“The Foundation does so much to help the community and donating is my way of giving back,” Floyd said. “I am interested in many of the programs the Foundation supports, but hospice is so dear to me.”
Floyd is one of many SRHS associates who contributed a total of more than $1.3 million in 2015. Many of these funds were raised through the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Annual Employee Campaign. The funds raised by the Foundation help SRHS patients and improve the health of our community.
Initiatives supported by associates in 2015 include:
• The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Pelham expansion, raising $220,000, which will provide additional care options and cancer research for patients throughout the Upstate facing a cancer diagnosis.
• The Special Needs Fund for patients receiving hospice, heart and cancer care. The raised $210,000 for the fund provides emergency financial support to patients.
• The Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, which provides therapeutic resources for children receiving speech, physical, and/or occupational therapy. These children will be assisted by the $31,000 raised.
“As a hospital associate, I believe it is important to support the goals of our system. We should be willing to give back to our community,” said Denise Cozzoli, a longtime donor.
Other popular funds help underserved and low-income residents access cardiac rehabilitation, cancer screenings and primary care.
“Hospital employees have stepped up time and time again to support causes that benefit patients,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “Their generous donations are an additional way they show their commitment to patients and the community.”
With more than 6,000 associates, SRHS is one of the largest employers in Spartanburg County and has facilities throughout 11 counties, including Rutherford, Greenville, Cherokee, Union and Polk.
“This work is a ministry. Our employees are our most valuable asset,” said radiation oncologist Julian Josey, MD. “They are committed to helping others in every way possible. Their generous financial support is just one way they help patients every day all year long.”
For more information about employee giving at Spartanburg Regional, visit RegionalFoundation.com.
About the Spartanburg Regional Foundation
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System through direct support of community programs and services that share Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s mission of providing quality health care to our community.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.
This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.