Fairfield Medical Center Employees Give to the FMC Foundation

The Fairfield Medical Center Foundation recently conducted its annual 1916 Club Employee Campaign, which ran from Aug. 1 - Sept. 1. The total raised this year was $69,871 from pledges and donations, $9,900 from team fundraisers and $79,772 for the grand total.

“The commitment of our staff goes beyond their individual duties,” said Ricki Chenault, executive director of the FMC Foundation. “Putting patients first means supporting the mission of FMC in every way we can, including through donations that directly affect patient care. I am so proud of our team at FMC and I’m proud to say I work for an organization that makes such a big difference to the communities we serve.”

The theme this year was “Take me out to the ballgame, take me back to 1916. What legacy will you leave?” It started with a kick-off day in the FMC Café and a pledge card drive. Staff from different departments then coordinated various fundraisers such as:
-Hot dog luncheons
-Penny wars
-Chinese auctions
-Pancake breakfasts
-Root beer float sales
-50/50 drawings
-Dunk tank day
-Gourmet dinner raffle

All FMC employees were divided into 21 baseball teams. Runs were awarded to each team for pledges and dollars raised during their fundraisers. This year, the “Detroit Tigers” (Systems, Clinical Systems Support, Accounting, Contract & Collections, Sleep Lab, Quality Outcome, Six Sigma, Infection Control and the Medical Staff Office) won first place with a total of 426 runs.

“We were very impressed with the participation of more than 60 different department fundraisers, it showed great teamwork,” said Sky Gettys, interim CEO and chief financial officer. “We hit it out of the park and each employee should give themselves a pat on the back for stepping up and helping patients in need.”
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