BELLEVILLE – The Mission Integration Committee at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently donated and delivered 2,100 pounds of paper to the Notre Dame Academy, Cathedral Campus in Belleville.
“St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is rooted in a strong Franciscan Mission, which guides us to not only offer region leading, compassionate care for patients, but to also protect the environment and be good stewards of resources,” said Donna Meyers, director of Mission Integration at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “The Mission Integration Committee at St. Elizabeth’s is pleased to be able to donate our extra paper to the Notre Dame Academy, so that is can be put to use for the benefit of our local students and community.”
Linda Hobbs, principal of Notre Dame Academy, accepted the paper on the school’s behalf and shared, “We are thankful to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for their donation to our school. We have always had a good partnership with St. Elizabeth’s with classroom field trips and experiences. We are grateful for their generosity.”
As St. Elizabeth’s, and health-care entities across the nation, implement electronic health record systems, the amount of paper used within facilities is greatly reduced and continues to lead to more efficient printing practices. The donated paper inventory included several varieties of brightly colored paper and card stock in standard up to tabloid (11×17) sizes.
The Mission Integration Committee at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital coordinates and promotes several donations and events each year to benefit the community including clothing drives, food collections, electronic recycling drives, book fairs and more.