Many people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. But Orange City Area Health System employees are taking “green” to the next level on Friday, March 16. They are celebrating the many “green” environmental initiatives that have been and are being accomplished throughout the health system, and also raising money to plant a memorial tree at the site of the new senior care facility.
A sea of blue jeans and green garments will be seen at each of the health system’s facilities the day before St. Pat’s, as employees and volunteers donate green to be able to dress down that day. In addition, there will be displays hosted by Orange City Area Health System’s “Green Team” showing the health system’s various environmental projects, offering handouts reminding staff about on-site recycling, providing opportunity to offer additional “green” ideas, and treating staff to shamrock cookies.
“The displays will show employees and visitors the kinds of things our Green Team has done to care for the environment, as we care for our patients,” explained Dan McCarty, COO. “We also want to remind everyone that they can do their part. For instance, when doing spring cleaning employees are encouraged to bring in their batteries, shoes, and cell phones for recycling.”
Following the great green day, a tree will be purchased as a memorial and planted at the new senior care facility currently under construction on the north edge of Orange City.