2008-08-29 / Community

Saint John Episcopal Hospital Gardeners Compete For Best Flower Bed

Above, the Flower Winners. Pictured from left to right are: Margaret Carpenter, vice president, Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services; Assemblywoman Michele Titus; Patrice Brown, Tower 11; Jennifer Brown, Tower 11; and John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer. Left, the winner representing the Cardiac Care Unit, Louise Carter, SA, proudly showed off her garden.
Following the planting of approximately 40 trees by the New York City Parks Department, various departments at St. John's Episcopal Hospital adopted a tree bed and planted flowers, donated by DeSetta Nurseries in Woodmere, in a competition for the best flower bed.

The hospital recently held an award ceremony and reception for the employees who tended the flower beds around the campus perimeter.

The flowers were judged by Daphne P. Hellmuth, a horticulture judge and resident of Lawrence. Assemblywoman Michele Titus was on hand to help give out the awards and she declared that "the community was the real winner" of the hospital's beautification effort.

The winning departments were: first place, Tower 11 Cardiac Care Center; second place to the Ambulatory Care Center; third place winner to the Cardiac Care Unit; and an honorable mention went to Employee Health Service. The Security Department was presented with a Best Sense of Humor Award.

 
All gardeners received certificates as well as African violets that were generously donated by Margaret Carpenter, vice president of Episcopal Health Service and president of St. John's Development Board.
SJEH Ambulatory Care. Pictured from left to right are: Kathy Hanna, RN, Ambulatory Care Center; Margaret Carpenter, vice president, Board of Managers, EHS; Dawn Dover, nurse tech, Ambulatory Care Center; John Gupta, Chief Exec-utive Officer; Noelle Anderson, RN, Ambulatory Care Center; and Assemblywoman Michele Titus.
Employee Health Service. Pictured from left to right are: Margaret Carpenter, Vice President, Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services; John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer; Saundra Chisolm, NP, Employee Health Services Supervisor; and Assembly-woman Michele Titus.

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