ProMedica receives La-Z-Boy donation for frontline workers

Press Staff Writer

        ProMedica recently accepted a donation of La-Z-Boy massage chairs for staff members to use and enjoy at each of its acute care facilities across Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
        “It became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic that frontline workers needed a place of respite and relaxation at each of our hospital locations,” said Leslie Meyer, ProMedica associate vice president of service excellence. “By offering dedicated spaces of relaxation for our frontline workers, they can recharge and best serve their patients.”
        “We really wanted to do this for our teams but were not sure how to begin. We reached out to Susan Vanisacker, director of community relations at La-Z-Boy and the La-Z-Boy Foundation, who sits on a ProMedica Patient Experience Board Focus group,” Meyer said. “We knew she was a part of the La-Z-Boy team and hoped she could point us in the right direction.
        “When approached, she was eager to see how she could help,” Meyer said.
          “The La-Z-Boy philosophy is to bring quality and comfort to people,” said Vanisacker. “We immediately saw the need for comfort in frontline caregivers, not just during the pandemic, but all the time. A moment of relaxation can make a world of difference.”
        Thanks to the generous donation, 10 ProMedica acute care facilities now have a relaxation room with a La-Z-Boy massage recliner. The ProMedica Foundation provided special chair coverings to ensure compliance with all safety protocols.
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