HCA Year End Newsletter
HCA celebrates diversity in the workplace!
Over the summer, our Residential Services Dept. gathered outdoors to celebrate the many diverse cultures within our organization. HCA employees shared food and music represented by following countries, provinces and states: Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Guyana, Haiti, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Kurdistan, Liberia, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, and the United States. The food was delicious and we would like to thank our co-workers for sharing their traditions and favorite dishes with us.
Making A Difference From Across the Globe!
Prasant and Bana are Direct Support Professionals in our Residential Services Program. They are pictured here with their "family", our Payne Road residents. Prasant and Bana are originally from India, and Bana just recently became a United State Citizen! Both Prasant and Bana love working at HCA and with our individuals. Prasant says, "I feel comfortable working with the individuals. I see the change in their life. If you can give one person light, that's a great joy!"
This summer HCA welcomed Education Director, Julie Henry, and Education Coordinator Danielle Dibble! We recently said goodbye to Chris Breslin, Clinical Director, who had been working with HCA for over 39 years! We welcomed her replacement, Jessica Cornell, who started on Monday, October 31st! We wish Chris all the best! You will be missed!
Julie Henry, Education Director
Danielle Dibble, Education Coordinator
Chris Breslin, Clinical Director, Retired
Jessica Cornell, Clinical Director
CP State Conference
The following HCA Employees, voted on by their peers, were recognized for their exemplary dedication and service to HCA and the people of our community we support! Congratulations to Debbie Sininger, Residential RN Consultant; Antonia Creel, Direct Support Professional; Kevin Ludwig, Physical Therapist Assistant; and Brian James, Sr. Human Resources Generalist.
HCA SHINING STARS CLASS OF 2022
HCA would like to congratulate the following Employee Shining Stars:
Brian James, Sr. HR Generalist
Susan Smith, Lauderdale DSP
Daniel Botsford, OSR Residential Manager
Joe Marin, Magnolia Residential Manager
Susan Austin, Stella Ireland Residential Manager
Olayemi Taylor, OSR DSP
Theresa Kenny, Skye Shift Manager
Roy Bell, OSR DSP
Brenda Courtright, Preschool Teacher
Brittany Shields, Middle Stella Ireland LPN
Elizabeth Vaquez, 1:1 Aide
HCA would like to thank Gault Auto Group for their $2,000 donation to purchase all accessible equipment for our playground!
HCA was a first year participant of Matthews Auto Group's Annual Matthews Walk A Thon. Over $6,000 was raised for HCA, thanks to Matthews!
Johnson City Eagles President Kathy Jason has chosen HCA again this year as the Eagles charity. Kathy and the efforts of Eagles organizations across NYS have raised over $8,000 for HCA thus far!
Other major donors and grants:
- Odd Fellow and Rebekah Benefit Fund, Residential Fitness Program grant, $15,000
- United Way of Broome Co. Developmental Screening Program Grant, $6,500
- CP State and Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Community Health Outreach Program Grant, $6,300
- Jim and Juli Boehiem Foundation, $4,000
- Endicott Sertoma, $2,000
- New York State Council on Non Profits, $2,000
If you'd like to support HCA through their fundraising efforts, you can do so here! We have Jungle Bell Tickets, BC Festival of Lights Passes, and our HCA 2023 Artwork Calendar available for purchase.
This year's event will run Nov. 10th - Dec 31st
Thursday - Sundays 4 pm - 9 pm., and will also be open on 12/26, 12/27 and 12/28. Closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Fridays & Saturdays:
Santa is here for photos in our heated workshop from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
This year's event will run Monday, November 21st-Sunday, January 1st. Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m. at Otsiningo Park, Binghamton NY
This year's calendar features artwork from many of our programs. The front cover is done by Clare S. Vogel-Weil who took 3rd place in CP State's Artwork Contest! We also recognize special days to celebrate all abilities!
Important 2023 Events
Save the dates for our two fundraising events in 2023! HCA's 15th Annual "A Tasteful Day for HCA", scheduled for Friday, March 24th. Purchase your tickets here! HCA's 21st Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th at The Links at Hiawatha Landing!
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