Turkey giving on Thanksgiving for NIHD employees

Press release

Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) employees donated 56 turkeys to three agencies striving to improve the lives of others in Inyo and Mono counties this holiday season.


At the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 where Post Commander Jim Snyder, left, Cheryl Underhill and Post Quartermaster Bob Patterson accepted the turkeys on behalf of those expected at the post’s community dinner. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

The food pantries for Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA), The Salvation Army and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 each received turkeys on behalf of NIHD employees.


NIHD Community Relations Coordinator Cheryl Underhill presents Rob Bowers, Corps Assist of the Salvation Army, with a delivery of turkeys from the employees at Northern Inyo Healthcare District. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Every year the hospital district gives its employees a holiday turkey to show its appreciation for their hard work. Some of the employees, who either plan to travel or who have other plans for the holiday, donate their turkeys for use at community dinners.

“It does my heart good to see our team giving back to the community that supports us,” said Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, the district’s Chief Executive Officer.


At IMACA, where Cheryl Underhill and Jacob Stevens, IMACA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program driver, unloaded the NIHD employees’ turkeys in anticipation of the holiday. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

“This gesture touches the lives of so many people — people in need, people who may be alone, people just needing a helping hand during the holidays. To know our team played a small role in making the holiday a little brighter for others is the best gift of the season.”

About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics and neurology, pediatrics and allergies and general surgery. Continually striving to improve the health outcomes of those who rely on its services, Northern Inyo Healthcare District aims to improve our communities one life at a time. One team, one goal, your health.


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