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Team UHS makes a donation to CHOW

November 21, 2019


Note: the amount donated to CHOW has increased from the news release earlier today.  The new amount is $11,842.                                                                                                                                   

With Thanksgiving & the Christmas holidays right around the corner, UHS and its staff wanted to provide for those in the community that are in need. A friendly challenge was issued with nurses squaring off against members of the Operations Division at UHS to collect monetary donations for CHOW.

The challenge lasted only one week and the only winners of the challenge are those that will be provided with food this holiday season. 

In addition, John M. Carrigg, president and chief executive officer of UHS, notified the teams that he would personally match the total amount raised by the two groups. 

As a result, a check for $11,842 was presented to presented to Les Aylesworth,  CHOW Director, by Team UHS  in the UHS Binghamton General Hospital Cafeteria. 

 “Thanksgiving is upon us and on behalf of UHS Leadership and CHOW, we want to thank each and every one from Team UHS who donated to this cause,” Mr. Carrigg said. “Your generosity is overwhelming; for every dollar donated to CHOW they are able to provide four meals to those in need, impacting hundreds of families in our area.” 

CHOW, the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse, furnishes more than 175,000 pounds of food each month to those in the Southern Tier who experience food insecurity.

 UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services throughout New York’s Southern Tier. 

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