University Medical Center at Princeton Recognized by American Heart Association for Fundraising

Feb 11, 2008
The employees of Princeton HealthCare System show their commitment to helping people build healthier lives in many ways - including by walking for a great cause.

The American Heart Association recently honored Princeton HealthCare System's University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) as the top hospital fundraiser in Mercer County for its performance in the "Start! Mercer Heart Walk" held in Mercer County Park in September.

UMCP raised more than $9,000 for the walk, earning this year's "Hospital Cup," the award AHA presents the county's top fundraising hospital.

Tracy Davison-DiCanto, UMCP's Manager of Managed Care, accepted the recognition on behalf of the hospital at the AHA's award ceremony January 15 at the Mercer County Conference Center in West Windsor.  Davison-DiCanto also accepted a plaque for her participation on AHA's Mercer County Events Committee and was further recognized as a member of AHA's $2,500 Club for raising $2,535.

In addition, Madeline Lightman, the hospital's Blood Donor Recruiter, raised $2,114 for the walk and was recognized as a member of AHA's $1,000 Club.  Recognized as $500 club members were Theresa Shea, supervisor in Patient Financial Services, and nurse Sally Stout.

Both Davison-DiCanto and Lightman were among the top 25 fundraisers in Mercer County, the AHA noted.

PHCS coordinators for Heart Walk were Davision-DiCanto and Nurse Manager Geralyn Karpiscak.