Employee giving: Jane Dietzel, RN – Giving is the right thing to do
Thirty-five years. At one hospital. No wonder it feels like home.
Jane Dietzel, RN, works three 12-hour shifts every week in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Inter-Community Hospital. Somehow when she talks about it, it doesn’t sound like a job. In fact, Jane says she feels like part of a family, building meaningful relationships with patients and their loved ones, as well as with physicians, nurses and staff. This feeling is part of the connection Jane describes when explaining her 35-year association with the hospital in Covina: "I’m happy here. I’ve developed nice working relationships with the doctors, and I feel respected. We’re doing good things here. It’s a pleasure to come to work!"
Giving above and beyond
Considering her positivity, it’s not a surprise to discover Jane is a participant in the Emanate Health Employee Giving Program. She’s been giving for 28 consecutive years! Making her gift through biweekly payroll deduction is convenient, and Jane believes it is not only a way to express her gratitude for her decades-long career, but it is also simply the right thing to do.
"I have been given so much, and I believe I need to give back," Jane explains. "I encourage my co-workers and the community to join me. How much we give depends on what's going on with our family responsibilities, but I feel if we can help make the hospital better, we should." More than ever, philanthropy is vital to sustaining Emanate Health’s ability to provide mission-driven health care. Emanate Health President and CEO Robert H. Curry acknowledges the powerful message employee giving sends to the community: "Choosing to donate says you believe so strongly in Emanate Health that you are willing to support it above and beyond your everyday work."
Being the best nurse
Jane credits the hospital with being generous to her throughout her career, providing a flexible work schedule and partial tuition support for higher education (an employee benefit). She has been able to raise her family and pursue advanced nursing education: two goals close to her heart.
"I love what I do. Being a nurse involves specialized training, but it’s really through nurturing and caring that we’re able to create a healing environment," says Jane. "We're able to touch people in a compassionate way."
The Emanate Health Employee Giving Program is a voluntary fundraising effort that gives employees the opportunity to make a financial contribution to Emanate Health hospitals, hospice or to the greatest need throughout Emanate Health. If you have questions or would like to enroll, please click here or contact Jonathan Lorenzo in the Foundation at 626.814.2421.
An Emanate Health love story
Jane and her husband, David, first met at Inter-Community Hospital. As a phlebotomist at the hospital, David would volunteer to do the blood draws ("lab work") when ordered for patients in the SICU. There was always the bonus of possibly seeing Jane!
"I have been given so much, and I believe I need to give back. I encourage my co-workers and the community to join me." - Jane Dietzel, RN