Poinsettia donations to brighten the holidays for hospital patients
Michigan Medicine employees can make the holidays a little bit brighter for patients in the hospital this December.
From now through Thursday, Nov. 14, employees can purchase poinsettia plants to be delivered to hospital patients in early December. The plants available for donation are 4.5 inch red poinsettias costing just $6.50 each.
“I would love to see every patient in the hospital receive a poinsettia this year,” said Shon Dwyer, M.B.A., R.N., executive director for University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center. “Michigan Medicine employees are such caring and giving people. I am optimistic that we can donate enough plants to do this!”
Surprising every patient with a poinsettia would require donations of 750 plants. So far, more than 150 plants have been ordered, 100 of which were donated by Dwyer to kick off this year’s Poinsettias for Patients program.
Ordering online is a simple option. For those who prefer to pay in person, orders will be taken at the triangle (located on the second level of UH South in the hallway connecting UH South with the Taubman Center and Med Inn) from 6 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12.
In addition to making a heartfelt donation, employees can order plants in a variety of colors and sizes for themselves and to give as gifts this holiday season. Plants will be delivered to hospital patients on Dec. 6. Personal orders will be available for pickup from a number of sites, including University Hospital and several clinic locations, between Dec. 5 – 7.
Proceeds from this year’s sale will help provide blankets for patients and support the development of a University Hospital Family Center.