HARRISBURG, Pa. (October 9, 2013
) -- Michael A. Young, president & CEO for PinnacleHealth, was recently honored with the first March of Dimes, Central Pennsylvania Division Franklin Delano Roosevelt Service to Humanity Award at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.
“The award is a reflection of PinnacleHealth’s culture that values compassion, collaboration and benevolence. As we express our gratitude we hope their example of selfless leadership will inspire others to share our vision of a community where every baby is born healthy,” commented Carol Bergeron, executive director for the March of Dimes Central Pennsylvania Division, at the event.
In addition, Cheryl Key, vice president of Women’s & Children’s Services at PinnacleHealth, was given the prestigious medical community champion award for her efforts to promote the March of Dimes mission within Pennsylvania.
“March of Dimes’ support has been part of our success when taking care of our most vulnerable patients in the NICU,” states Mr. Young. “These partnerships help ensure healthy births and pregnancies and provide a foundation for a life of health and wellness.”
PinnacleHealth delivers more than 4,200 babies each year at Harrisburg Hospital, more than any other hospital in Central Pennsylvania. Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
, like the one at PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Hospital, offer the highest level of care for premature newborns close to home.
About PinnacleHealth System
PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic).The West Shore Hospital will open in Hampden Township in 2014. The five-story hospital will include 108 beds with an emergency department,medical/surgical care, cardiology, orthopedics, chronic disease management, and private patient rooms. Medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology are offered at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at www.pinnaclehealth.org