Paint the Town Blue

December 14, 2018
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Jackson, Michigan - To close out its centennial year, Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) will be giving away 10,000 energy-saving blue LED bulbs to staff and community members.

“Each shining blue bulb represents the special connection between the people of this region and their community hospital,” said President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek. “Together, we will create a beautiful glow and paint the town blue to honor our community and Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s first century of service.”

Wednesday, December 19, beginning at Noon, community members are invited to pick up a free bulb at any HFAH location, including:

  • Main Hospital, 205 N. East Avenue
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Specialty Hospital, 110 N. Elm Avenue
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Orthopedic & Neuroscience Center, 1201 E. Michigan Avenue
  • One Jackson Square, 100 E. Michigan Avenue

Thursday, December 20 – Sunday, December 23, HFAH asks community members to “paint the town blue” by shining the blue lights in a window or near the front door. Post a photo of the blue lights on Facebook or Instagram #HFAHSpirit for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards daily through Sunday, December 23.

The community is encouraged to use the blue lights again during National Police Appreciation Week, May 12 – 18, to honor all law enforcement officers, and particularly those who have died in the line of duty. As an early expression of appreciation, President and CEO Georgia Fojtasek visited the police station to present a check from Henry Ford Allegiance Health to Jackson Police Department Director of Police & Fire Services Elmer Hitt. The $5,000 donation will go to the Officer James D. Bonneau Child Advocacy Fund, in support of local children who are victims of violence.

Allegiance Blue Lights PoliceHenry Ford Allegiance Health is thankful for all members of law enforcement and fire safety for their participation in its emergency exercises on the hospital campus, including Jackson City Police and Fire Departments, Blackman Township Public Safety, Michigan State Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Emergency Management, Michigan State Police Emergency Management Homeland Security Division, and Michigan Department of Corrections.

Chief Elmer Hitt said, “All of us who serve this community rely on one another as partners in a common cause. We want to make Jackson the safest and best place to live. Henry Ford Allegiance Health is one of those valued partners, and we are grateful for the important, life-saving work they do every day.”

About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region.

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III.