Tree Decorating Competition Spreads Holiday Cheer to Covenant Care Patients

Tree Decorating Competition Spreads Holiday Cheer to Covenant Care Patients

Covenant Care patients are enjoying the holidays with their own Christmas trees this year thanks to the generous donation by North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview.

These 18 table-top trees are decorated in a holiday competition between departments at the North Okaloosa Medical Center, each department aiming for the grand prize, but each knowing these trees will serve a higher purpose this holiday season.

“These trees will be the only holiday decorations many of our patients and families have this year,” said Carole Anne Haws, Covenant Care Volunteer and Community Relations Manager. “The joy these trees bring to our patients is overwhelming and it brightens each one of their days and makes them so happy.”

North Okaloosa Medical Center has graciously donated these trees for several years to Covenant Care to help bring the Christmas spirit to Covenant Care patients and families who otherwise may have no Christmas at all.

“We are so grateful for our community partners like North Okaloosa Medical Center and this amazing, generous thing they do for our hospice patients to help them enjoy the holidays,” said Haws.

Covenant Care nurses, hospice aides, social workers and volunteers distributed the donated trees to Covenant Care patients, including 5 children, several facility patients and to at-home patients who do not have a Christmas tree.

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After a friendly tree decorating contest, Covenant Care received a generous donation of 18 table top Christmas trees from North Okaloosa Medical Center which were delivered to Covenant patients and families in the local area.  (L-R) Carole Ann Haws, Covenant Care Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, Devon Burkes, North Okaloosa Medical Center Human Resource Director, Chris Green, North Okaloosa Medical Center Chief Financial Officer, Ronnie Daves, North Okaloosa Medical Center Chief Executive Officer and Wilson Thomas, North Okaloosa Medical Center Assistant Chief Executive Officer.