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Close Enough to Care Launches at Lakeland
Dec 23, 2020 Share


A new program will allow team members to donate PTO to assist others experiencing financial hardship due an unexpected or uncontrollable life event. With the new program, team members can donate their PTO to the Close Enough to Care fund which is then turned into a dollar amount.

Close Enough to Care will be adopted at Lakeland in January as the Associate in Need program and the 26ers Club are retired. Close Enough to Care will make more team members eligible for support in times of need than the former program.  

Starting January 1, team members can apply for assistance through the Spectrum Health Service Now portal. Team members should select “team member assistance program (CETC)” and “Lakeland” as entity. 

Team members will have the opportunity to donate PTO hours once a year during the Grateful Giving campaign. Watch for more details about this in 2021.

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