2009-05-22 / Community

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Staff Beautifies Block

Members of the Operating and Recovery Rooms at St. John's Episcopal Hospital planted flowers around the Hospital's perimeter. They were (from left to right standing): Denise Gentles, instrument technician; Elena Navarijo, OR transporter; and Donna Valentine-Fielding, RN, OR Nurse Manager. Kneeling is Pauline Bell, RN, Nurse Manager, Recovery Room. Members of the Operating and Recovery Rooms at St. John's Episcopal Hospital planted flowers around the Hospital's perimeter. They were (from left to right standing): Denise Gentles, instrument technician; Elena Navarijo, OR transporter; and Donna Valentine-Fielding, RN, OR Nurse Manager. Kneeling is Pauline Bell, RN, Nurse Manager, Recovery Room. The staff of St. John's Episcopal Hospital came together as the Second Annual Green Thumb Team on Thursday, May 14, 2009. The team planted hundreds of impatiens in the approximately 40 plots created when trees were planted on the streets surrounding the Hospital by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation last year. Each tree and mini-garden is adopted and cared for by a different Hospital department, creating dozens of mini-gardens. By the end of the summer the mini-gardens will be judged and winners picked.

Claudia Francis, unit clerk on Maternity, showed off her flowers at the planting taking place at St. John's Episcopal Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 2009. Claudia Francis, unit clerk on Maternity, showed off her flowers at the planting taking place at St. John's Episcopal Hospital on Thursday, May 14, 2009. St. John's Episcopal Hospital staff gathered to plant flowers around the facility's perimeter on Thursday, May 14, 2009. In the front center on the far left were Margaret Carpenter, Vice President, Board of Managers, Episcopal Health Services and next to her is the Hospital's Chief Executive Officer, John Gupta. St. John's Episcopal Hospital staff gathered to plant flowers around the facility's perimeter on Thursday, May 14, 2009. In the front center on the far left were Margaret Carpenter, Vice President, Board of Managers, Episcopal Health Services and next to her is the Hospital's Chief Executive Officer, John Gupta.

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