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BHG Donation Covers Parking Costs for PICU Families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Syracuse, N.Y. – A donation from Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals, to the Upstate Foundation benefits families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.  

Through the donation, parents with children in the PICU won’t have to worry about paying for parking for the rest of the year. A majority of the funds will go toward covering short- and long-term parking costs, with the remainder helping to fund monthly family dinners held at the hospital.   

“Having a child in the hospital is difficult, and worrying about having to pay for parking only adds to a family’s stress. We hope that our donation helps to relieve some of the burden on PICU families, and that the dinners provide a time for community and support,” said Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer at Bankers Healthcare Group. “Our community is very fortunate to have Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. My son has been a patient, and I can speak first-hand to the staff’s excellent caregiving and expertise.” 

The children’s hospital PICU treats approximately 750 children per year. To date, BHG’s donation has helped offset parking costs for over 200 families.  

“When you have a sick or injured child, parents want to dedicate all of their focus and energy on that child. Often, families are absorbing a tremendous amount of new information about a disease, disorder or injury, and it can feel as though their world is being knocked off course,” said Sue Karl, Child Life Specialist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. “I have seen firsthand how the donation from BHG eliminates one of the many issues swirling around in a parent’s mind when their child is hospitalized unexpectedly. This gift allows parents to come and go from the PICU as needed—whether it’s to get home to care for other children or to maintain employment while their child receives care. Every little bit helps.” 

This donation is part of BHG Cares, the company’s initiative to care for its local communities, employees, and the environment.  

About Bankers Healthcare Group 
Bankers Healthcare Group provides innovative, hassle-free financial solutions to licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals. Since 2001, BHG has provided more than $4 billion in financial solutions to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. BHG is proud to maintain partnerships with leading healthcare industry associations, and is recognized regionally and nationally for innovation, continued growth, and being a best place to work. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Financial Partners. To learn more, visit www.bankershealthcaregroup.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

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