HCA Hospitals of Broward County donate $5,000 to Park Trails Elementary PTA
Student wins #Healthy Selfie contest and choice of charity for donation
The winner of the #Healthy Selfie Contest Bryce Schafer at the check presentation ceremony with; back row l to r: Renee Crotts, marketing director, University Hospital and Medical Center; Marisol Cintron, marketing director, Westside Regional Medical Center; Joseph D. Melchiode, CEO, University Hospital and Medical Center; Thomas Redshaw, principal, Park Trails Elementary School; Mark Rader, CEO, Northwest Medical Center; Abbe Rosen, director, Northwest Medical Center and Raquel Alderman, marketing director, Plantation General Hospital.
PARKLAND, FL — Officials from HCA Hospitals of Broward County along with Bryce Schafer, a first grade student at Park Trails Elementary School, presented a $5,000 check to Park Trails Elementary PTA at the school on November 3, 2014. Bryce won a donation to the charity of her choice by entering a #Healthy Selfie contest sponsored by HCA Hospitals of Broward County. The contest asked entrants to submit a selfie that represented how they keep healthy. Bryce’s #Healthy Selfie photo entry, a picture of the nimble gymnast hanging upside down from a gymnastics bar, will be featured in an ad by the hospitals. Bryce chose Park Trails Elementary PTA as the recipient to help fund the renovation project of the play-ground at the school. “I’m ex-cited to win and help my school build a new playground,” Bryce said.
“We’re proud to present this donation with Bryce to Park Trails Elementary PTA,” said Mark R. Rader, CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Margate. “Not only does Bryce live a healthy lifestyle, but she has a big heart by wanting to help her fellow classmates get a new playground.”
“All of us at Park Trails Elementary are incredibly grateful to HCA Hospitals of Broward. This donation demonstrates their incredible support of the community,” said Tracy Gaynor, Park Trails Elementary PTA President. “I’d also like to recognize Bryce Schafer for submitting the winning entry. This is a victory for everyone involved.”
“It’s exciting to see so many kids living healthy lifestyles and getting involved with their community,” said Joseph D. Melchiode, CEO of University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, referring to the high number of contest entries by students at Park Trails Elementary School. “It’s important that children are educated about healthy eating and exercise at a young age. We’re seeing continued growth of families with young children in our communities and our goal is to help keep them healthy and well.”
The HCA Hospitals of Broward County include Northwest Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital, University Hospital and Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center. The hospitals provide a comprehensive range of adult and children’s medical services including emergency, cardiology, orthopedic and surgical services.
HCA affiliated facilities in East Florida area a part of a quality healthcare network that includes 12 affiliated hospitals, 12 surgery centers, one integrated regional lab and one consolidated service center. Together, the network employs more than 12,500 individuals and has close to 6,000 physicians on staff and offers expertise in all fields of medicine and nursing.