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Jefferson Washington Township Hospital OR Staff Give Back

October 19, 2017

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Shown here at Gift of Life Family House brunch are, from left: Jessica Bell, RN; Deb LaFrance RN; Heather LaFrance (Deb’s daughter); Queen Hills, CST; and Jennifer Delaney, RN, holding Deb LaFrance’s grandson, Ryder.

The Jefferson Health Washington Township OR team recently took part in the Gift of Life Family House Home Cook Heroesprogram by collecting money and providing brunch at their Philadelphia location, which serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families.

The Home Cook Heroes program was born out of the realization that most transplant families don’t have time or money to shop and prepare a healthy meal after a long day in the hospital. Home Cook Heroes – which allows volunteers to prepare and serve meals – offers a home-cooked meal every evening, along with brunch on the weekends, while providing a space for families to share their experiences with others going through the transplant journey.

The Jefferson Washington Township Hospital OR team has participated in several organ harvests over the past year, and wanted to show its support for this patient population by taking part in the program – and they plan to return again late January 2018 to prepare a dinner!