Finding ways to help others is simply a part of our culture at CHG. Each year our offices participate in United Way Week, a full week of fun and fundraising with proceeds going to local United Way affiliates. One of this year's fundraisers was balloon grams. Employees purchased balloons to give to colleagues throughout the week. The week ended but the giving didn't stop.
Rather than toss the balloons, our offices around the country re-inflated them to their former puffy glory and delivered them to local hospitals.
"I have been in the hospital with no family around," says Lisa Mohan, medical staff coordinator at Weatherby Healthcare. "This would have meant so much."
And it did. "As we entered the lobby with the cloud of balloons, the kids' faces lit up," says Katie Daimaru, medical staff services associate for CompHealth locum tenens.
The thousands of balloons delivered more than just smiles. "You know what?" says Kris Follett, medical staff coordinator for CompHealth and one of the organizers. "We felt good after we delivered."