Team Consilium has been a busy bunch of Christmas Elves this month raising money and volunteering their time at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, a non-profit hospital that provides care to all children regardless of their family's ability to pay. Consilium employees generously donated $20 each to wear jeans in the office all month long. Funds went towards Children's Christmas party for patients on December 19, an event which Consilium also supported by sending a team of volunteers to help out.
"We generally don't have many opportunities to volunteer onsite and the Consilium staff immediately came to mind," said Sophia Sindalovsky, Corporate Engagement Coordinator for Children's Foundation.
The Children's Medical Center Christmas party for patients was a tremendous success. A team of Consilium employees helped out by delivering toys and spending precious time with the children.
"Today we had a chance to experience the spirit of Christmas with our visit to Children's Hospital. Spending time with the children who were not going to be home for Christmas was the most important gift that we could have given," said John Moberly, Consilium Staffing Vice President.
Consilium's partnership with Children's Medical Center will not end with 2012 – both organizations are looking forward to the New Year and a long-term partnership with benefits going straight to the good of children and their families.
"At its core, Consilium Staffing is an organization that cares deeply about serving our community, and we couldn't ask to partner with a better organization with such a quality reputation than Children's Medical Center," said Moberly.
Consilium's Hospital Medicine, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Operations Teams also participated in Adult Protective Service's Angel Tree this month. Each team adopted several "angels" from the tree to provide much needed clothing items, special needs gifts and other wished-for items to those under APS protection. The mission of the Adult Protective Services (APS) program is to protect older adults and persons with disabilities from abuse, neglect and exploitation by investigating and providing or arranging for services as necessary to alleviate or prevent further maltreatment.
"Locum tenens" is a Latin phrase meaning "to hold the place of." Consilium Staffing partners with hospitals, primary care offices, urgent care centers, correctional institutions and other healthcare facilities that may be understaffed or under-served by sourcing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are able to provide coverage on a temporary contract basis.