On Thursday, June 28th, five employees from Symetra Life Insurance Company in Enfield, Connecticut graciously volunteered their time to Shriners Hospital ‚Äď Springfield by sanding and painting the railings in the outside courtyard.¬† Symetra encourages their employees to give back to their local community by participating in a company paid ‚Äúservice week,‚ÄĚ where each day of the week employees select a different charity to work with.¬† Erika Gore, Yolanda Centeno, Suzanne Brenner, David Nickolas and Becky Kraus all expressed an admiration for what Shriners Hospitals does for children.¬† Suzanne added the reason she selected Shriners was to honor the exceptional care her son received at our Chicago facility. Each of the employees works daily with insurance and disability claims, so they very focused on health, wellness and getting people back to living their fullest life, a sentiment that Shriners exemplifies every day.¬†
Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA), a diversified financial services company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.¬†¬† Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors.
Submitted by Kris Hamel, Volunteer Coordination
Shriners Hospitals for Children¬ģ ‚ÄĒ Springfield, in conjunction with the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation and USTA Serves, is pleased to offer an adaptive tennis clinic for children with physical challenges. All participants must be 5 years of age or older, and siblings are also welcome to participate.
Instructors will challenge each child with tennis drills to instill confidence in the child’s ability to play and enjoy the game. Equipment, games, prizes and refreshments will be provided.
Pre-registration is required.¬† Download the registration form. For more information, please call (413) 735-1291.
Mail or fax registration form to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children
516 Carew Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Fax: (413) 787-2040
Shriners Hospitals for Children¬ģ-Springfield has received a $10,000 grant from the Liberty Mutual Foundation. The grant presented to the Hospital is one of $1 million dollars in grants distributed to non-profit organizations as part of Liberty Mutual Insurance‚Äôs 100th Anniversary celebration. Liberty Mutual created the ‚Äú100 gifts‚ÄĚ program as a way to commemorate the company‚Äôs long standing tradition of supporting the communities in the U.S. and around the world in which its employees live and work.
‚ÄúWe are grateful for the generous support of Liberty Mutual employees and the Liberty Mutual Foundation,‚ÄĚ said Charles Walczak, Hospital Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children-Springfield.¬† ‚ÄúWe are honored to be chosen as part of their¬†anniversary celebration, and applaud them for helping our organization and so many others.‚ÄĚ
Contributed by Jeff LaValley, Associate Director Donor Relations
Shriners Hospitals for Children is pleased to offer an Orthopaedic Update for Physician Assistants & Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. The cost to attend the program is $25.00.¬† A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presentations:¬†
‚ÄĘ¬†Care of the Patient with Cleft Lip and Palate
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Beth A. Roscoe, BS, Research Specialist
‚ÄĘ¬†Pediatric Orthopedic Problems – Birth to 3 Years of Age
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† John Hauschild, P.A.-C
‚ÄĘ¬†Pediatric Orthopedic Problems ‚Äď 3 to 10 Years of Age
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amy L. Arguin, CPNP¬†
‚ÄĘ¬†Pediatric Orthopedic Problems ‚Äď 10 Years of Age to Skeletal Maturity
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sarah Durgin, P.A.-C
This program is designed to assist clinicians in recognizing and evaluating congenital and acquired musculoskeletal problems in children of all ages. Contact hours and continuing medical education credits are being applied for through NAPNAP and the AAPA.¬† Registration will be limited to 100 participants.¬† To register, please contact Lori Lemon by October 19th at 413.787.2027 or email@example.com.
AAPA – ‚ÄúThis program is not yet approved for CME credit.¬† Conference organizers plan to request four hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.‚ÄĚ
NAPNAP – ‚ÄúThis program is pending accreditation by the National Association Pediatric Nurse practitioners (NAPNAP) for 1 NAPNAP CE contact hours, of which 0 are pharmacology (Rx) content.‚ÄĚ
A¬†very special ceremony took place recently at the corporate headquarters of Smith & Wesson in Springfield, MA. James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson¬†presented Shriners Hospitals for Children and¬†Ronald McDonald House with¬†a donation¬†to support the future growth of both local children’s charities.¬†Through special activities sponsored by Smith & Wesson employees, $24,000 was raised for both charities. Smith & Wesson matched employee contributions, resulting in a total donation of $48,000.¬†
James Debney, stated, ‚ÄúThrough their tireless efforts and unwavering dedication, Shriners Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield have served as a source of inspiration and hope to thousands of families facing serious medical crises.¬† It is our hope that this donation will help to play a small part in the larger role these charities perform on a daily basis. On behalf of Smith & Wesson and all of its employees, we would like to extend our thanks to the men and women of both organizations as we recognize the significant impact they have made in our community and in the lives of so many children.‚ÄĚ
Donations for both charities were raised through a variety of activities supported by the employees of Smith & Wesson. During a Comedy Night held at The Cedars in Springfield, three Boston-based comedians performed to a sold-out crowd of more than 600 people. Proceeds were raised from ticket sales and raffle prizes, including themed gift baskets, a Smith & Wesson firearm, custom bicycle, a kayak, sporting event tickets, and a 14lb lobster; along with audience participation games. Together, Smith & Wesson and its employees presented a check to the Shriners Hospitals for Children for $32,000, and a check to the Ronald McDonald House for $16,000 and an additional check for $15,000 to sponsor a family room.¬†¬†
‚ÄúShriners Hospitals for Children and the Ronald McDonald House most gratefully acknowledge Smith & Wesson for the outstanding support and partnership they have shown our organizations via the 2012 Comedy Night. Your support will further our missions of providing life-changing medical care to children and comfortable housing for their families. We look forward to a continued partnership with Smith & Wesson,‚ÄĚ stated Karen Motyka, Donor Relations at Shriners Hospital.¬†
¬†About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company‚Äôs brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com