January 2017 - GE Healthcare

January Hero of the Month:
GE Healthcare

We are pleased to recognize GE Healthcare as our Hero of the Month for their outstanding volunteer work in the community during 2016. One only has to lead the introduction to their Community Impact Report to understand GE Healthcare's commitment to our community.

"GE Healthcare has been part of the greater Milwaukee community for nearly 70 years. Our 6,000 local employees work every day to develop innovative solutions to improve healthcare. We build things that matter to help solve some of the most complex challenges and we help build communities. 

The culture of our business and the character of our people compel us to make a difference where we live and work. Corporate citizenship at GE Healthcare is about giving back and enabling positive changes by focusing on education, healthcare, innovation and community building. 

This report highlights just a few of the recent community investments made by our company and employees who contribute more than 30,000 volunteer hours every year to area organizations and schools."

Walking for Healthy Babies

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MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE WERE PART OF THE GE HEALTHCARE TEAM DURING THE MARCH OF DIMES MARCH FOR BABIES IN MILWAUKEE. 

Cleaning up our Rivers, Parks and Camps

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FOR THE 14TH YEAR GE VOLUNTEERS DONATED HUNDREDS OF HOURS AT THREE DIFFERENT GIRL SCOUT CAMP LOCATIONS TO LANDSCAPE, BUILD, PAINT AND REFRESH THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS. MINOOKA PARK TRAILS IN WAUKESHA WERE CLEARED AND WEEDS WERE REMOVED THANKS TO 70 DEDICATED GE VOLUNTEERS.

Honoring the Fallen

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IN TIME FOR MEMORIAL DAY, THE GE VETERANS NETWORK MEMBERS HONORED THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE BY PLANTING FLAGS ON GRAVE SITES OF FALLEN HEROES AT WOOD NATIONAL CEMETERY (WNC). 

GE Feeds

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EMPLOYEES DONATED MORE THAN 3,500 POUNDS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND $900 TO HELP FEED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. THE HUNGER TASK FORCE AND MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD BANK SHARED IN THE GE FEEDS FOOD DRIVE. 

STEM-tastic GE Girls

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THIRTY-SIX MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS FROM MILWAUKEE, WAUKESHA AND SHOREWOOD WERE SELECTED TO BE PART OF GE GIRLS AT MSOE, A PROGRAM INTENDED TO INSPIRE GIRLS TO CONSIDER CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, OR MATH (STEM).

Reading Buddies Net Results

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FIRST AND SECOND GRADERS AT ST. ANTHONY’S SCHOOL IN MILWAUKEE WERE PAIRED WITH VOLUNTEERS FROM GE HEALTHCARE TO FOCUS ON IMPROVING THEIR READING SKILLS. 

GE Community Service Day

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OVER 2,100 EMPLOYEES AND FRIENDS CONVERGED ON 22 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN MILWAUKEE, WAUKESHA, HARTFORD, AND WAUWATOSA WITH RAKES, PAINT BRUSHES, AND HAMMERS TO HELP THEM PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

Inspiring Healthy Habits

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THE GE AFRICAN AMERICAN FORUM HOSTED A BE HEALTHY COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT WITH YOUTH AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN SHERMAN PARK.

Teaming Up for the Fight

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HUNDREDS OF GE HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES JOINED THE FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER BY BEING PART OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HEART WALK AND SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

Supporting Safe Neighborhoods

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GE VOLUNTEERS WERE PART OF THE CITY OF WAUKESHA POLICE DEPARTMENT’S NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PROGRAM.

Tools for School

MORE THAN 1,000 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES WERE CONTRIBUTED TO THE UNITED WAY’S BACKPACK COALITION AND DISTRIBUTED IN MILWAUKEE AND WAUKESHA COUNTIES.