Employee Giving: Eva Peroulas

For Eva Peroulas, assisting others is second nature. Working in labor and delivery for over 20 years at SCH, Eva has helped hundreds of new mothers and their families through good times and challenging situations. Eva has also been an enthusiastic supporter of Employee Giving for over 10 years. When asked why she gives, her generous spirit shines through, “It makes me happy to know that I can help others both in my professional and personal life. I admire and respect what the Foundation does for our patients and our community through the hospital’s programming.”

Eva sees first-hand, the impact of her donations on patients throughout the hospital. Last year, for example, her donation supported the Newborn Safe Sleep Initiative in the Family Birthing Center. As Eva explains, “I have witnessed the tears of a new mother who lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Because of the Foundation, we are now able to keep babies safe by providing safe sleep sacks to their mothers. Something so simple that can prevent tragedy yet something that not every new mother can afford to buy.”

With a similar desire to help her patients, Eva has also supported victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through SCH’s Violence Prevention Program.  Knowing that domestic violence has become an enormous public health concern, and that 4-8% of all pregnant women are suffering domestic abuse during their pregnancy, Eva felt compelled to support the work of our staff to assist these survivors of abuse. This year, Eva’s donation is helping SCH enhance the Healing Garden with a proposed area for quiet reflection and mourning for new parents.

Eva demonstrates such a passionate commitment to her patients and the hospital’s mission, that she is a current member of the President’s Society for years. The President’s Society is comprised of donors whose annual support of $1,000 or more help us provide the safest, highest quality of care for our diverse community. Membership in the President’s Society offers special benefits including access to the latest hospital news, invitations to special events (such as the President Society Dinner on Sept 4, 2019) and the knowledge that you are providing hope and healing for all our patients regardless of their ability to pay.

There are a variety of ways in which to donate; from direct donations of cash or credit cards, to payroll deductions, and PTO hours.  For Eva, helping others is empowering; as she explains, “Having the power to improve the lives of others reinforces my own personal values and fulfills my moral duties and ethical beliefs.”  To learn more about making a donation or becoming a Present Society Member please contact foundation@swedishcovenant.org or (773) 293-5121

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