March 28, 2014
Sheilah Dooley, Executive Director
Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.
237 Millbury Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Worcester – Tonight Pernet Family Health Service will offer special recognition and thanks to John Smithhisler, former CEO of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and past Pernet Board member, for his outstanding $10,000 Challenge grant to Pernet.
Mr. Smithhisler joins approximately 80 major donors, Pernet Board members, volunteers, friends, and staff for a night of appreciation in Worcester, where Pernet will offer thanks to him, other major donors who met his Challenge grant with generous gifts to the agency, and long-time volunteers and staff.
“We are grateful for John’s outstanding support of Pernet, and the urgent health and social service needs of low-income families in Worcester,” said John McCabe, past Pernet Board Chair and long standing volunteer. “His great support will help us to grow and serve the many people who come to us in need.”
Since 1968, Pernet [pur-nay] Family Health Service has been a stabilizing force in Worcester’s Green Island and Vernon Hill neighborhoods, where we strengthen nearly 400 vulnerable, low-income families each year with emergency assistance, wholesome food, maternal and child home health care, and family support. We serve 11,000 people annually.
Pernet Family Health Service, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, is a Department of Public Health-certified home health agency, providing hands-on, in-home care for mothers, their infants and children, as well as center-based food, emergency, and social services for men, women, youth, and children. We also provide both in-home and center-based services for children with, or at-risk for, developmental delays.