QMG employees donated a total of 71 blankets to local organizations, The Salvation Army and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

 A little bit of kindness goes a long way. During these times, small acts of kindness have made a big impact on communities across the country. Making a difference locally is what Quincy Medical Group (QMG) hopes to do with the newly formed “QMG Kindness Crew.”

Staff in the QMG Community Relations department and the QMG Foundation identify areas of need in the local communities served by QMG. Each month, a new need is determined and employees can join the Kindness Crew to help support that month’s efforts.

The first act of the QMG Kindness Crew was completed in January. Employees made a total of 71 fleece-tie blankets that were donated to the Salvation Army Shelter and Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

“It’s important for QMG to be involved in these acts of kindness to help people not because of who they are, or what they do in return, but because of who we are at QMG,” said QMG Community Relations Specialist Morgan Parker. “Being involved enhances the quality of life for both the employee and the recipient.”

QMG Director of Integrative Health Services Kristie Kemner-Schoen said the QMG Kindness Crew is one aspect of QMG’s overall wellness program for employees, which includes five pillars of health. Along with acts of kindness, the other pillars include physical, nutrition, self-care, and mental.

“QMG employees have always demonstrated a strong display of caring for one another by actively showing acts of support and kindness through times of success, hardship, or just because,” Kemner-Schoen shared. “With this in mind, we decided to implement acts of kindness as one our pillars of the 2021 Wellness Program to better support a holistic approach to well-being in the workplace. This unique opportunity to collaborate with the QMG Foundation is just another way for our compassionate and supportive employees to extend and pour their love into the community.”


For more information on QMG and the QMG Foundation, visit quincymedgroup.com.