Above: Infirmary Health celebrated winning the Ping Glove Dance competition today. (contributed)
All it took for a Mobile hospital to come out on top was Taylor Swift, lots of pink and hundreds of hospital workers and patients willing to shake it off.
“At Infirmary Health, we treat breast cancer patients every day so our participation in this contest is very personal to us,” said Infirmary President and CEO Mark Nix. “In fact, many of the survivors featured in our video are employees and members of our Infirmary Health family.”
The national competition includes healthcare professionals, breast cancer patients and survivors coming together to make videos to celebrate and raise awareness for those still fighting. Winners are determined through online voting.
Infirmary received 65,045 votes and won a $15,000 donation from Medline to the breast cancer charity of its choice, the American Cancer Society. Infirmary was the overall winner in the Pink Glove Dance and also won in the large-bed category of the competition. Montgomery’s Baptist Health captured second place in the non-bed healthcare organization category. See Baptist Health’s video here.
“Winning the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition is a remarkable accomplishment for our organization,” Nix said. “We are honored to have received such an outpouring of support for our video from local, state, national and even international friends who voted for us.”
The video, in the midst of all of the pink and dancing, documents a breast cancer patient’s journey from entering the hospital to diagnosis through treatment and into remission.
“The enthusiasm and dedication that our employees have demonstrated during this competition is the same enthusiasm and dedication exhibited in the type of care that we provide to our patients,” said Romie Asher, Infirmary Health vice president of community affairs.
Infirmary Health’s efforts during the competition raised $43,000 for the American Cancer Society in addition to the $15,000 prize.
“Congratulations to Infirmary Health for putting together such an amazing video that has grabbed the attention of thousands of people from around the country,” said Sue MacInnes, chief market solutions officer of Medline. “Some walk for breast cancer awareness. Others run. We dance wearing pink gloves for breast cancer awareness and prevention.”