Earlier this year, employees from Prisma Health took time off from their day jobs of providing quality healthcare to give back to the community in a different kind of healthy way—by working to conserve the environment.
A volunteer day was set up for all employees who wanted to take part, and Prisma Health took charge of a passage on the Peak to Prosperity section of the Palmetto Trail from the SCANA trestle all the way to the Alston trailhead pickup. They picked up trash, trimmed the foliage on the sides, and painted a information kiosk as part of their efforts.
"We at Prisma Health are interested in the preservation and conservation of our walking trails,” says Lane Norris, Project Coordinator in Property Management/Facilities at Prisma. “It was a great opportunity for team building and enjoy some fresh air."
These type of service efforts on walking and hiking trails encourage healthy lifestyles and get South Carolinians outdoors, all of which plays a small part in the many of the population health initiatives our hospitals are taking part in. It’s also very much in keeping with Prisma’s new credo: “Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.”
To set up volunteer day contact the Palmetto Conservation Foundation at 803.771.0870. To learn more about the statewide trail system, go to palmettoconservation.org.