Frisbie is recipient of Subaru Loves to Care initiative
July 5, 2017
Tri-City Subaru recently donated to Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department seven large boxes containing a total of 300 patient care bags. Toiletries, a new pair of socks, and snacks were placed in each of the 150 adult care bags while bags for children contained toys, treats, and coloring books.
The generous donation was a way of putting into action the Subaru Loves to Care initiative which, according to Tri-City Subaru General Manager, Jordan Plante, “reflects Subaru of America’s corporate goal to improve the health, wellness and lives of those in the local communities where we live and work. Both Subaru of America and dealerships across the country have shown their commitment to health and wellness in a variety of ways – all part of the larger Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment effort that is dedicated to making positive impacts in the world.”
On hand to receive the care bags were staff from the Emergency Department and EMS, including Director of Emergency Services, Jessica Gionet, who said, “On behalf of the entire Emergency Department we thank Tri-City Subaru for their act of kindness and generosity in making care bags for our patients. We are truly touched and honored to be the recipients of items that will surely bring comfort and joy to so many. The bags for children are sure to help ease the pain of a trip to the Emergency Department. The Emergency Department staff truly cares for all of those that we are fortunate enough to serve. We are profoundly grateful for these items as they will have a positive impact on our patients. Like Tri-City Subaru, Frisbie Memorial Hospital is dedicated and committed to serving our communities.”
When asked about the decision to donate care bags to Frisbie, Plante said, “We wanted the Subaru Loves to Care initiative to have a positive impact on the health and wellness of the local community. We came up with the idea of care bags to give to patients in need and Frisbie Memorial Hospital greeted us with open arms; they were so appreciative. I thank the staff at Tri-City Subaru for building the bags and Frisbie’s emergency department team for their help in unloading the boxes. We hope the care bags are well received by the patients and that they help make their ER visit a little less stressful.”