Giving Thanks

In a show of holiday spirit and giving, the team at South Miami Hospital displayed its commitment to serving the South Miami community during several events last month.

A Feast to Remember

To ensure our neighbors at the City of SouthMiami Senior Center enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving, members of the hospital’s Employee Activity Committee visited the Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to spread holiday cheer and deliver Thanksgiving meals to the 100 residents.

The delicious meals, made possible by donations from hospital employees, included traditional favorites such as turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cornbread, apple and pumpkin pie and beverages.

“This heart-warming annual event is a favorite among the hospital’s employees and the Center’s residents,” said Rooney Brodie, manager of community relations and special programs at South Miami Hospital.

Light The Night

More than 300 South Miami Hospital employees and their families participated in and raised nearly $29,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk of Miami-Dade County, held Saturday,Nov. 10. BaptistHealth was a presenting sponsor of the unique fundraising event that benefits research, education and support for blood cancer patients and their families.

Activities included fireworks, music and other family activities for walkers, friends and blood cancer survivors during an illuminated evening at Bayfront Park. In total, Baptist Health

Day of Caring

As part of Baptist Health’s Day of Caring for Our Community held Saturday, Nov. 3, 40 South Miami Hospital employees and their family members partnered with City of South Miami officials to clean up All America Park, located at 6820 SW 64 Ave. Donning shovels, rakes and clippers, the groupworked for four hours to remove invasive plants and vines, trim plants and hedges, clear leaves and debris and beautify the park.

“Giving to the community by contributing funds or donating time is a vital part of how our employees support each other and the community they live in,” said Lincoln Mendez, chief executive officer of South Miami Hospital. “These efforts are a natural extension of our mission at Baptist Health.We’re dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals, both inside and beyond the walls of our hospital.”

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