Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Helped Me Support My Kids and Family
Chandra Reddy is grateful for having worked at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital for nearly three decades. To pay it forward, he makes an ongoing donation to Emanate Health through the Employee Giving Program.
One would be hard pressed to find a more devoted employee than Chandra Reddy, Nuclear Medicine Technologist and Radiation Safety Officer at Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital.
Having worked for Foothill Presbyterian Hospital for the past 28 years, Chandra’s devotion to his work shines through as he is quick to share: “[Foothill Presbyterian Hospital] is not a second home; it’s like a first home. It helped me raise my kids.”
DEVOTED FAMILY MAN AND EMPLOYEE
A father of two grown children (a daughter, 25, and son, 28) and a devoted husband for 33 years, Chandra shows his dedication to the hospital through generosity of both his time and resources. In Nuclear Medicine, he is a department of one. He works five days per week and is on call 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Yet it is a responsibility he takes on willingly. As evidence, Chandra hasn’t called in sick since 2004.
“I love my job here. I get along with every single person,” shared Chandra. “It’s a small team, and we all help each other. Many of the techs have been here for over 15 years, so we all know about each other’s families.”
With his daughter in her third year of medical school, Chandra is grateful for the security of having worked for Foothill Presbyterian Hospital for nearly three decades. To pay it forward, he makes an ongoing donation to Emanate Health through the Employee Giving Program.
“I felt like I wanted to give something to the hospital and the community,” explained Chandra. “It helped me support my family. I’ve had opportunities to go somewhere else, but this is like a family. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.”
Chandra moved to the United States from India in 1989. Outside of his roles in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Safety, he is part of the Building Connections team, working to improve patient experience as a whole. He was also named Employee of the Year in 2010.
When asked about his motivations for giving back, Chandra explained, “Foothill Presbyterian Hospital is the only place I’ve worked for a long time, so I feel like I want to give something to the community. You’re not going to go broke by giving a dollar a day.”
ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE GIVING PROGRAM
The Emanate Health Employee Giving Program is for employees like Chandra who want to make an impact above and beyond their everyday work.
Since 1985, Emanate Health employees have given more than half a million dollars toward expanding hospital services and purchasing vital equipment. In 2019, more than 300 employees together raised $52,000.
Employees can choose to donate a portion of their paycheck to the organization or opt for a one-time donation. Even an ongoing $5 payroll contribution can make an impact.
To learn more about Employee Giving or set up a donation, contact Jonathan Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit emanatehealth.org/employeegiving.
“Foothill Presbyterian Hospital is the only place I’ve worked for a long time, so I feel like I want to give something to the community. You’re not going to go broke by giving a dollar a day.” – CHANDRA REDDY, Nuclear Medicine Technologist and Radiation Safety Officer, Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian Hospital