BOUNTIFUL — Many hands made light work, as employees who normally sell cars or take movie tickets wielded paint brushes and rollers at South Davis Community Hospital on Friday.
Tom Sawyer would have been proud.
The morning service project was held as a birthday tribute to Larry H. Miller, who died in 2009.
Because of Miller’s belief in giving back to the community, employees from Larry H. Miller Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram of Bountiful and the Larry H. Miller Megaplex in Centerville did just that, “giving back” as they painted walls both inside and outside the facility.
All who helped sported T-shirts with a quote from Miller: “Go about doing good until there is too much good in the world.”
Prior to the start of their service, employees were introduced to the community hospital and shown a video with the story of a mother who was able to bring her adopted child home thanks to the care and instruction at the hospital.
“This place is critical,” said Shepard’s mother Kendell, in the video. “He wouldn’t have been able to blossom without this place.”
South Davis Commuity Hospital has been recognized (see accompanying article) for its work in post-acute specialty care.
At the facility, more than 500 employees work to help those in need of advanced respiratory therapy, pedicatric specialty care, long-term acute care or skilled nursing.
For Morgan Parkin, general sales manager at the Bountiful car dealership involved in the service project, helping out at SDCH had special meaning.
His grandmother had fallen and broken her hip and SDHC helped with rehabilitation therapy.
It meant a lot to know someone was helping his grandmother, he said.
“It’s nice to be able to give back,” he said.