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Renown Donates 1,800 pounds to Food Bank of Northern Nevada

By ThisIsReno


Ever notice an increase in the color purple worn by people the last Wednesday of each month? It may be because Renown Health encourages their more than 4,500 employees to wear the branded color to show their pride.

As part of one of the “Pride Day” celebrations for March, Renown Regional Medical Center employees donated more than 1,800 pounds of food items for Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Emelie Williams of the food bank said she was grateful for the generosity of Renown’s employees. “Making the time and giving the effort to giving to those who are less fortunate in our region is a testament to Renown employees’ caring attitude,” Williams said. “Together, we can make hunger history in our region.”

Renown Pride Day events occur in various departments and link to Renown Health’s purpose statement to “Make a genuine difference for the many lives we touch by optimizing our patients’ healthcare experience.” The events are designed and organized by the employees who find ways to highlight the services Renown offers to the community. Each event can be nominated for the Pride Day Awards – Best Connection to Purpose; Best Use of Purple; and Most Creative, and voted on by fellow employees.

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