BRMH Looking to the Community to Help Bring Positivity to Their Care Team

12/04/2020

This year has been difficult for so many, and it has taken a great toll on healthcare workers, including the hard-working and tireless staff at Black River Memorial Hospital. Community members have taken notice and reached out to supply food and beverages since the beginning of the pandemic. This has helped stock a designated area open to staff 24/7 where they can relax for a few minutes outside their immediate work areas while enjoying fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, candy, and other treats. With over 360 employees, the cost of this program is difficult to sustain and yet means so much to staff members.

BRMH would like to again thank all of those who have either already donated, or have expressed interest in donating, to keep staff refueled during this time. If any family or business is interested in supporting the refueling of BRMH employees and keeping that breakroom stocked, cash donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Platters of food and treats are also appreciated; however, all food items must be individually wrapped and BRMH asks to provide as much notice as possible when bringing in food items.

Knowing how important it is to keep spirits high, the Human Resources Department at BRMH has worked to boost morale by initiating fun activities including a penny war to see which Senior Leader will earn a pie in the face. Other fun events have included a crazy-sock week and having employees share pictures of their favorite vacation destinations. “Under such trying circumstances, we recognize the physical and mental strain many of our staff are experiencing,” Human Resources director Rob Stapel said. “We want our employees to know how much we care about them and will do everything we can to maintain a healthy workforce.”

BRMH is asking those who wish to donate to email excellence@brmh.net or call 715-284-3629.

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