Day & Zimmermann Joins Area Organizations Supporting the Health of Active Duty Military Women

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$10,000 donation to Living Springs at Lourdes helps servicewomen overcome traumatic stress conditions.

“Day & Zimmermann’s $10,000 donation will enhance the ability of the Living Springs staff to provide the care our servicewomen deserve,” said Alexander J. Hatala, Lourdes Health System president and chief executive officer.

Day & Zimmermann has joined an expanding roster of local businesses helping the Lourdes Health System meet the behavioral health needs of active duty servicewomen. The organization’s contribution to Living Springs at Lourdes will ensure servicewomen suffering the effects of trauma-induced stress disorders receive care in a new dedicated inpatient unit especially designed for active duty servicewomen.

“Day & Zimmermann’s $10,000 donation will enhance the ability of the Living Springs staff to provide the care our servicewomen deserve,” said Alexander J. Hatala, Lourdes Health System president and chief executive officer. “Donations to the Lourdes Health Foundation help underwrite the program’s start-up costs and provide additional therapies and services to extend patient care beyond traditional courses of treatment. These include holistic treatment approaches such as pet and recreation therapy—as well as programs for spouses and families—to help servicewomen return to happy, healthy lives.”

Living Springs at Lourdes is a 21-bed, hospital-based behavioral health program at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Living Springs provides treatment for military women suffering from behavioral health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse and other related trauma.

“As a company that works with the U.S. government and military, Day & Zimmermann understands the need for addressing the physical, emotional and mental health needs of women serving our country,” said Hal Yoh, CEO, Day & Zimmermann. “We’re proud to support Living Springs, the new women’s unit at Lourdes, and the staff whom work every day to continuously improve the well-being of women after traumatic events.”

“Women have special needs and servicewomen face significant challenges,” said Hatala. “These donations help us provide care that is specifically tailored to their needs.”

Donations in support of Living Springs at Lourdes may be made through the Lourdes Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information about Living Springs at Lourdes or to make a contribution, contact Ruth Cila, Executive Director, Lourdes Health Foundation, at 856-705-1372 or foundation(at)lourdesnet(dot)org.

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About Day & Zimmermann
Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, and staffing services to the commercial and government sector, and munitions products, security, logistics, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense, other government groups and defense industry contractors. For more information, visit http://www.dayzim.com.

About Lourdes Health System
The Lourdes Health System is one of southern New Jersey’s leading healthcare providers, with hospitals located in Camden and Willingboro. The Lourdes Health System is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., and is a member of Catholic Health East, a health system with 34 hospitals on the East Coast.

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