August 2010, Aventura, FL – The staff at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center proudly continued their hospital-wide efforts to give back to the community during a special “Summer of Caring”. In June, the Aventura Circle (Community-Involvement-Requires-Concerned-Loving-Employees), generously donated more than 100 bags of clothing towards Safe Space. This organization, also known as the Miami-Dade County Advocates for Victims Program, aids women and children who are victims of abuse.
The Aventura Circle’s charitable initiatives have continued throughout the summer months, with a food drive in July for Stop Hunger, Inc., an organization that has been feeding the homeless families and children of Miami-Dade County for more than 29 years, and a drive in August to donate school supplies to Kids In Distress, a community-supported agency providing services for the prevention and treatment of child abuse in South Florida.
“The caring staff members at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center are dedicated not just to improving the lives of our patients but also to improving our community,” said Heather J. Rohan, Chief Executive Officer at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “The Aventura Circle was established as a way for us to give back to our community.”
“We are immensely grateful to the staff at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for helping us take a stand against domestic violence,” said Cassandra Armstrong, Social Worker for Safe Space.