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Published on December 23, 2011

Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club Gives Back with Donations


Pictured from left to right: In the back row, Joy Pedrick, member of Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club; Macaira Koch, representative from City Team Ministries; and Carol Hammes, representative from Norwood United Methodist Church. In the front row, Lillian Burnham, representative from Olivet Presbyterian Church; and Antoinette Groover-Gallagher, president of Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club.


Ridley Park, PA – The holidays are in full swing, and in the true spirit of giving, the members of Taylor Hospital’s Quarter Century Club decided to once again give back to their community. The club, which is a group of individuals who have served at least 25 years as Taylor Hospital employees, presented a $150 check each to two Delaware County churches and one non-profit organization that serves the poor and homeless people in the area.

On Dec. 13, Antoinette Gallagher, president of The Quarter Century Club, presented the checks to the United Methodist Church of Norwood, the Olivet Presbyterian Church of Prospect Park and City Team Ministries of Chester. Gallagher is a retired Medical Records employee who has been part of the Taylor family since 1970.

“We have made donations to these three particular organizations in the past and have decided to do it again this year because of their service to the community and to Taylor Hospital,” Gallagher says. “These three particular organizations do so much every day to help their less fortunate community members, including the families of some Taylor Hospital patients, and we wanted to assist in that mission. We always vote on which organizations to donate the money to at our club meetings, and the three we chose were at the top of our list.”

Taylor’s Quarter Century Club has humble roots—it began as a social club for retirees to meet one another and make new friends. Now, it is a dynamic group of people who focus on giving back to Taylor Hospital and their community. For the past several years, they have raised money for and donated supplies and equipment to Taylor Hospital. Past donations include wheelchairs, crutches, canes and tabletop blood pressure machines, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school graduate who was interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. 

Gallagher says that the club will continue to look for ways to give back to Taylor, its employees and retirees, as well as its community.

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