Friday, August 27, 2010
Sinai Pitches in at Maccabi Games
Sinai ER-7 staff once again volunteered with the 2010 Maccabi Games, a part of the 2010 JCC Maccabi Experience. The games, which are an Olympic-style competition, is the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world, with 5,000 Jewish teens participating.
The staff participated over four days during this month's games, staffing two different first aid stations, said Sinai ER-7 nurse manager Sheryl Thorpe, RN, BSN, CEN. Staff included physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses. This is the third time Sinai has provided first-aid coverage. Pictured at left are Sinai's Martha Saroop, RN II, and Jessica Tracy, critical care technician.
Helping out reflects Sinai's mission of "excellence in patient care, education and community service building on Jewish values."
The Maccabi Games allow teenagers to participate in one of 14 sporting competitions, and fosters pride in being Jewish. The 2010 JCC Maccabi Experience® was presented this year by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC), along with its partner organization, the JCC Association of North America.