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), and available to attend monthly meetings, please call Bernie Hung at ext. 5521.
Unlimited Potential is in the Holiday Spirit!!
We want to thank Sodexo and everyone who contributed to this year’s annual Food Drive. Collectively, we were able to donate 771 pounds of assorted foods to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Michigan Harvest Gathering. According to Gleaner’s, this generous donation will provide over 640 meals for our hungry neighbors in need!!
Also, a big holiday thanks to all who brought in gifts to support our Giving Tree Program! Many of you fulfilled a child’s wish or a senior citizen’s request for Christmas by taking a tag off of one of our Giving Tree’s. These gifts help the Rochester Neighborhood House fulfill the wishes of those in need in the area. Any additional items will be displayed in a store-like setting at an area church where the parents (pre-qualified and by special invitation) can “shop” for their kids!! Each parent will get to select an additional item for each child—depending on the availability of donated items.
These children and seniors are ones submitted by Rochester’s Neighborhood House. Neighborhood House offers assistance for people who are unemployed, elderly, or dealing with a serious illness, to name just a few. It is a community service organization serving the greater Rochester area.
Pictured is our elf Cindy “Claus” Long, with a Rochester Neighborhood House Volunteer, dropping off the gifts to Santa’s Workshop.
Trimming the Trees!
The Auxiliary generously donated 3 beautiful Christmas Trees with all of the ornaments. A big thanks to the following people who helped decorate the trees!!
- Ann Bryan, Cardiac Rehab
- Pat Losey, Special Diagnostics
- Angie Delpup, Community Health Ed
- Karen Wood, Registration
- Paula Grube, Medical Staff Office
- Laura Mulligan, Mother/Baby
- Karen Sweeny, Auxiliary
- Dense Gray, Cardiac Admin
- Bernie Hung, Cardiac Rehab
The trees are located in the Hospital’s Main Lobby, Surgical Waiting Area, and the South Registration.
Arts & Craft Show
We had our Annual Art & Craft Show on October 20th. There were many vendors from the commumnity as well as employee vendors displaying their unique items from handmade jewelry, crochet knits, wooded bird houses, to holiday furnishings. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the event!
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.