Art for Gratitude Fundraiser
All proceeds from the Art for Gratitude campaign will support the construction of the Hersh Children’s Center at the Overlook Medical Center, centralizing all pediatric services to provide expert, efficient and compassionate care for our youngest patients and their families. To participate we invite you to create artistic tiles by drawing, coloring, painting or making a collage. The tiles should reflect the themes of hope, healing and gratitude. Each tile will be incorporated into framed tile murals created by our campaign partner, ArtWare for Good. The murals will be proudly displayed within the Overlook Medical Center. To join the campaign, participants purchase a tile for $40 each, create the artwork on paper, and then submit it to ArtWare for Good to be recreated on a tile. Please visit the following website to learn more: https://www.artwareforgood.com/overlook
2021 Overlook Auxiliary Presidents’ Cup Awarded to MaryPat Sullivan, Chief Nursing Officer at Overlook Medical Center
The Overlook Auxiliary’s highest award given to a member is the Presidents’ Cup. This award is for outstanding achievement and support of the Overlook Auxiliary and its endeavors to serve Overlook Medical Center. Who is more fitting to win this award than MaryPat Sullivan, Chief Nursing Officer at Overlook Medical Center? MaryPat is not only a member of the Auxiliary, but has also championed our work as an executive at the hospital. She has continuously kept us informed of hospital happenings and let us know where the greatest needs are so we could address them quickly and specifically. She has been our direct, unfailing link to the Overlook staff, employees, and patients.
After 14 years of service to Overlook Medical Center, MaryPat will be moving on to serve in a role serving all of the hospitals within Atlantic Health Systems. We will miss her tremendously but know that she has made such an amazing impact at Overlook Medical Center and has ushered in our efforts to do the same. We will miss you, MaryPat, but congratulations in your well-deserved award! Click here to read a letter from MaryPat on receiving the 2021 Overlook Auxiliary Presidents’ Cup Award.
Phantom Ball 2021 Raises Over 27K for Covid Patients – Biggest Ball Ever!
Through the generosity of Auxiliary members and the community, the Overlook Auxiliary raised over $27,000 via the Phantom Ball this year– it was our best Phantom Ball yet! The funds raised will support Overlook Medical Center patients impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and help sustain the work of the Overlook Auxiliary.
As you already know, the ‘Phantom Ball’ is a ‘non-event’ that engages the community in a fun and innovative way. In lieu of attending a traditional event, the Auxiliary invited community members to a “stay-at-home” gala, an evening at home with family and friends, and encouraged them to put the money they would have spent on transportation, clothing, and babysitting directly toward our great cause. This year’s donations will help patients at the Overlook Medical Center affected by COVID-19 access medication, groceries, transportation, and other essentials.
Overlook Auxiliary Spring Luncheon a Smash Hit!
It was a sunny Thursday afternoon and over sixty-five ladies (maxing out our COVID guest allowance) of the Overlook Auxiliary gathered together for the first time in over a year to celebrate the success of the Auxiliary, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch together, and to take a chance on our amazing raffle items. Many members had not seen one another in person since March 2020, they were excited to be reunited with friends, old and new. It was a grand time and we are also delighted to announce our award winners for this year including Overlook Auxiliary Presidents’ Cup winner Mary Pat Sullivan, CNO, OMC; Community Service Award: NP Twig 10 and SU Twig 25
NP Twig 10 received the award for the amazing work done on creating and implementing our very well-known and well-received rainbow lawn sign campaign, designed to spread “Hope and Gratitude” for our health care and all essential workers. This effort raised over $200,000 that was donated back to Overlook Medical Center to pay for Xenex sterilization machines, critical to the efficient and effective care of patients during the Covid pandemic and beyond.
SU Twig 25, affectionately known as “the sewing twig,” has spent the better part of the pandemic sewing thousands of masks, scrub caps, headbands, and is now working on supplying our ever-busy maternity ward with baby booties, changing pads, and burp cloths. Additionally, the twig has taken on new projects of lap blankets and fidget blankets for the hospital’s elder care department. We are constantly receive words of thanks from nurses and department managers about how these home-made gifts are so appreciated.
Overlook Auxiliary still welcomes donations toward Overlook Medical Center needs that are unmet during this pandemic.
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