Press release

Northern Inyo Healthcare District employees pulled together again to improve the lives of others in our community. This time, NIHD’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) department coordinated a drive to collect care package items to be distributed through the local soup kitchen.

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Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Inyo Healthcare District, joined NIHD employees Sarah Spelt, Kristen Bernasconi and Michelle Garcia as they delivered the care packages to the United Methodist Soup Kitchen. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

With of goal of assembling 30 care packages, the QAPI team asked its colleagues to donate items such as new light clothing, non-perishable food, water bottles, and toiletries. By the end of the two-week drive, the employees donated enough items to nearly double its goal.

With the help of NIHD’s Community Relations staff and all employee donations, 57 care packages were assembled and delivered to the United Methodist Soup Kitchen for distribution.

Each care package included a t-shirt, instant oats, granola bars or crackers, a reusable water bottle and toiletries including toothbrush toothpaste, lotion and lip balm. Extra items were also given to the Soup Kitchen for use as needed.

“All of us in QAPI would like to thank everyone who graciously donated to our Care Package Drive,” said Michelle Garcia, NIHD’s Performance Improvement Assistant. “We appreciate all the help and donations in supporting our mission statement to improve our communities, one life at a time – One Team. One Goal. Your Health.”


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