Beverly Hospital - Jeans Day
Photographed (l to r) are Debra Balzarini, Rebecca Imperiali, and Ashley Spongberg — all from Beverly Hospital, as well as Suzanne Kolodziej, Personal Banker for North Shore Bank, and Phil Cormier, President of Beverly Hospital.
North Shore Bank representatives recently visited the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Beverly to present them with a check for $1,500. The proceeds were raised by Bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. Each Friday, in exchange for $5, bank employees are allowed to wear jeans. At the end of the month the accumulated funds are then collected and donated to a local non-profit organization that was chosen by the staff.
On April 15th, Team Lahey will be running in the 123rd Boston Marathon to raise money for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Hospital.
Suzanne Kolodziej, a Personal Banker in North Shore Bank’s new Beverly branch suggested Beverly Hospital as a recipient for their Jeans Day program. Kolodziej’s niece, Ashley Spongberg is a Surgical Technologist at Beverly Hospital and a member of the Team Lahey Running Team.
When my niece Ashely told me what she was doing, it was hard not to be inspired. I knew the bank’s Jean’s Day Program would be a great opportunity to help her raise money.” She continued, “The bank’s employees have always been so generous. I was thrilled to see them step up for such a great cause.
Rebecca Imperiali, Vice President of Philanthropy at Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital said:
We are honored to have Ashley running the 2019 Boston Marathon as a member of Team Lahey. She has pledged to raise $12,000 toward the surgical suite at Beverly Hospital in recognition of her colleagues who rallied behind her in a big way after she was diagnosed with epilepsy.” She went on to say, “We are a community hospital caring for our community, and we are grateful to the North Shore Bank community for supporting Ashley's quest. Together, we are making an important difference in the lives of thousands of patients who receive care each year at Beverly Hospital.
About Beverly Hospital
Beverly Hospital, a member of Beth Israel-Lahey Health is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety. For more information on Beverly Hospital, visit www.beverlyhospital.org
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a member of Beth Israel-Lahey Health, is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. For more information on Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, please visit www.lahey.org