With community needs rising as a result of the pandemic, Inspira IMPACT’s Family Success Centers are a valuable community resource providing support for families in need. They offer an array of free services ranging from legal and housing assistance to parenting and financial courses to obtaining household items and food. We talked to Brenda Smaniotto, Administrative Director of Inspira’s IMPACT Program, to learn more about the Family Success Centers and how they have been able to service the community during the pandemic.
Vineland, NJ – In lieu of a formal gathering, Inspira Health recognized its volunteers with drive-by celebrations at its Elmer, Vineland and Mullica Hill medical centers.
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(L to R: Amy Mansue, president and CEO; Beth Daddario, director Guest Services; Danielle Iliadis, supervisor Guest Services; Jennifer Wardell representative Guest Services; Tom Pacek, chief information officer)
Inspira has more than 400 volunteers networkwide who assist in various roles at each medical center. The volunteers are largely comprised of seniors, which are among the most vulnerable population for COVID-19. Due to the pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, volunteers have been unable to participate in their usual activities at the hospitals.
During the drive-by celebrations, volunteers drove up to an Inspira branded tent outdoors. Without ever leaving their vehicles, they were greeted by leadership and given a bagged lunch and a gift of appreciation.
“This year’s celebrations look very different than previous years, but it’s important for us to continue to engage our volunteers and show them how appreciated they are,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “We miss our volunteers, and we look forward to the day when we can welcome them all back and resume a sense of normalcy.”
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About Inspira Health
Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in nine nationally accredited specialty programs. The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.
Together with its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 6,200 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the system’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.