The role of the Crittenton Foundation’s Employee Unlimited Potential Group is to seek and secure gifts from employees while promoting the employees, hospital, and community. Employee Unlimited Potential (UP) is a group of hospital employees who have made a philanthropic investment in Crittenton. Employees carry on a tradition of philanthropy initiated by Crittenton’s founder, Howard McGregor, Jr. In 1965, Howard McGregor, Jr. donated a portion of his farmland to build a hospital and raised $2.5 million from the community. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center stands on this land today.
Some of the Projects Funded by Employee Unlimited Potential
- Heart Defibrillators throughout the hospital
- New pediatric training equipment
- CPR demo for the Community Health and Education Department
- A community garden to benefit Rochester Area Neighborhood House
- Grants to Gleaners Food Bank and Rochester Area Neighborhood House to feed the hungry in our community
- On-site walking trail for staff, patients and visitors
Executive Unlimited Potential Members
- Bernie Hung, Chairman
- Angela Delpup
- Denise Gray
- Paula Grube
- Jennifer Cackowski
- Marisa Jurczak
- Cindy Long
- Sandy Williams
- Karen Wood
The Executive Unlimited Potential functions under the Crittenton Foundation. The committee meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 2-3pm. The committee is currently seeking a new executive member. If you are a UP donor, motivated to support our mission (support the employees. hospital, and the community) available to attend monthly meetings, please call Bernie Hung at ext. 5521.
Crittenton Patio Grand Opening
The Unlimited Potential recently supported the renovation of the cafeteria patio. The Grand Opening was on Thursday, September 18th where there was music, free ice cream, popcorn, and most of all, great fellowship! We also had over 20 new employees sign up as a member of UP. The newly renovated patio consist of adding AZEK pavers (engineered pavers made from up to 95% recycled materials), 8 new picnic tables (2 with handicap wheelchair access), and 3 park benches. Also, the perimeter was re-painted and recycled mulch was added to the planters. The cafeteria, now known as the UP Terrace, is a place where employees and visitors can dine outdoors while relaxing in a newly renovated, earth tone environment.
UP Supports Continuing Education
This year recipients of the $1,000 UP Educational Grants are the following:
- SHAWN LUDEMAN – RN, Cardiovascular ICU - Pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program at Oakland University.
- OMAR McPHERSON – Certified Surgical First Asst – Operating Room - Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Technology. Once completed, he plans to pursue an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to become an RN.
- AUDRA KILLORAN – RN, 5 East - Enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program at Oakland University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
- CRYSTAL LOVEDAY – RN, 6 East - Pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing through Chamberlain College to become a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner.
- LINDSEY RESNIK – RN, Cardiovascular ICU - Pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program at University of Michigan, Flint.
- ARIELLE LOYSON, daughter of PEGGY LOYSON – RN, ICU - Pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing at Western Michigan University.
The mission of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s Employee Unlimited Potential (UP) Group is to promote and support employees, the hospital, and the community. If you are looking to join UP, please complete the membership form and return to the Crittenton Foundation.
Please take a look at our new walking trail sign! It’s located at the South entrance behind the Parking structure. Relax and de-stress on the UP Walking Trail (1/4 mile) on your next break/lunch hour.
Look for more details for the Harvest Food Gathering (Canned Food Drive), Employee Art and Craft Show, and the Giving Tree (Holiday Gifts for our local Rochester Neighborhood House).