Donation from Broadview Creates “A Peaceful Place” for Clinical Staff at St. Peter’s Hospital

St. Peter’s Hospital recently hosted Broadview Federal Credit Union at the unveiling, dedication, and blessing of “A Peaceful Place.” This is the first of five “peaceful places” that will be dedicated at St. Peter’s and Samaritan hospitals over the coming months. The spaces were designed for clinical employees seeking a break during the day, offering them a place of respite to focus on their social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

President and CEO of Broadview, Michael Castellana, and Vice President of Broadview, Kathy Lanni, were at St. Peter’s Hospital for the ribbon cutting of the first “A Peaceful Place,” alongside leadership and staff from St. Peter’s Hospital.

“We have the highest respect for the healthcare workers in our community, especially after the challenges they continue to face,” said Castellana. “We at Broadview Federal Credit Union are honored to support a project that will serve as a reminder of how appreciated each of these workers are and encourage them to keep their well-being at the forefront of their own care.”

Throughout the pandemic, Broadview was a staunch supporter of health care workers in the Capital Region, from acquiring and donating thousands of N95 masks to local hospitals, to spearheading an effort with other local businesses to transform the Hilton Garden Inn into “Heroes Landing” – a respite for health care workers looking to rest between shifts.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including staff shortages and sicker patients, continue to impact health care workers everywhere. Thanks to the generous contribution from Broadview Federal Credit Union, and the support of the St. Peter’s Health Partners Center for Philanthropy, St. Peter’s clinical staff now have a dedicated place to relax, take time out to pray, have a quiet snack, or take a moment to recharge.

“We remain grateful for the excellent partnership we share with Broadview and their continued, generous leadership in the community,” said Dr. Steven Hanks, president and CEO of St. Peter’s Health Partners and St. Joseph’s Health. “During the pandemic, Michael Castellana and his team were tireless partners, working with us to ensure the safety and well-being of our frontline health care workers. Almost five years later, they are again, standing with us, on the forefront of this groundbreaking project. They have our deepest thanks and gratitude.”

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