Glendale Heights – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is the honored recipient of the 2010 President’s Award from the DuPage County Senior Police Management Association. The Glendale Heights Police Department nominated the hospital for the award for 30 years of service to the community.
“Not only has the hospital supplied financial support, but also many employees have donated their time to the various programs our department offers to the community,” said Glendale Heights Police Chief Michael Marron. “Adventist GlenOaks Hospital has been a pillar of our community for 30 years, and we are grateful for our partnership.”
A sample of the hospital’s contributions to the village:
- Adventist GlenOaks Hospital has supported drug and gang prevention programs, including D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T, helping supply various promotional products to give students. The hospital has been purchasing T-shirts for every D.A.R.E. program graduate since the mid-1990s, a $6,000 annual investment.
- The hospital provides financial support for Glendale Heights’ Safety Town, a summer program that teaches pedestrian safety, railroad safety, fire safety, stranger danger, 911, first aid, poison prevention, bicycle safety and seat belt safety. Adventist GlenOaks Hospital also has provided an instructor for the program every year since it began in 1991. The hospital also donates funds for Halloween and Easter programs at Safety Town.
- Glendale Heights began developing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program two years ago to educate and train residents in disaster response. Adventist GlenOaks Hospital appointed an employee to serve on the team’s Citizen Corp Council, provided a certified first-aid trainer for the program and donated medical supplies for the unit’s kits.
- An Adventist GlenOaks Hospital representative serves on the village’s Governmental Agency Partnership (GAP) committee, which opens lines of communication with organizations and businesses in Glendale Heights and the surrounding community.
- Adventist GlenOaks Hospital also participates in the village’s annual employee and public health fairs, which offer cholesterol checks and flu shots for the community.
“We look forward to many more years of partnering with the Glendale Heights Police Department to improve the lives of local residents,” said Brinsley Lewis, chief executive officer of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of all of our physicians and staff who selflessly care for patients and donate their resources to this community.”
The DuPage County Senior Police Management Association, incorporated in 1993, is a nonprofit group comprised of 70 high-ranking police officers from DuPage County below the rank of chief.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-312-7508