Presbyterian Employees Contribute $1 Millon To United Way
Presbyterian, a not-for-profit healthcare system, is United Way's third largest campaign in the state United Way Carnival at Presbyterian Administration Center
News Release: February 19, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Presbyterian Healthcare Services is pleased to announce that the organization and its employees have contributed more than $1 million to the 2006 United Way of Central New Mexico Campaign.
United Way Carnival at Presbyterian Administration Center
In 2006, Presbyterian Health Plan donated $115,000 and Presbyterian employees contributed $891,000. Presbyterian is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and was United Way's third largest campaign throughout all of New Mexico this year.
The United Way of Central New Mexico serves to help the most vulnerable people in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties and provides funding to more than 85 local agencies.
United Way of America recently completed a campaign survey comparing hospital systems across the U.S. in contributing funds. Presbyterian was ranked fifth highest out of more than 750 hospital campaigns throughout the nation for 2005. That year, Presbyterian employees donated a total of $837,000 to United Way.
"I'm so proud of our employees and their level of commitment has been proven by the volume of funds raised for the communities we serve. Almost 100 years ago, Presbyterian was shaped by the spirit of selflessness and caring, which our employees continue to display through their United Way giving," said Jim Hinton, Presbyterian president and CEO.
Hinton serves on the executive committee for United Way of Central New Mexico as the community service chair.
"Presbyterian has constantly been a leader in community involvement and always been a leader with their United Way involvement. I congratulate them on achieving not only amazing local results in hitting United Way's Million Dollar Roundtable but in also achieving national recognition as one of the top five health systems in contributions," said Jack Holmes, United Way of Central New Mexico president and CEO. "Whatever they embark on they do it very well."
August and September are the months Presbyterian dedicates to the annual United Way of Central New Mexico campaign. In addition to pledging money, Presbyterian's annual campaign provides fun events for employees.
In 2006, employees participated in both softball and golf tournaments and an afternoon of bowling. Presbyterian also held a picnic at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, a pizza party at Presbyterian Hospital, and carnivals at Albuquerque Ambulance and the Presbyterian Administrative Building. These events are meant to both raise money and raise awareness of the United Way.
Presbyterian serves to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian employs more than 9,500 people throughout New Mexico.