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Impact Stories

"Sanford Family means we have each other’s back"

Hear from Jesse Breidenbach, senior executive director of pharmacy.

"We’re family

Hear from Michelle Micka, senior vice president of finance.

"We can do great things by coming together"

Hear from Dr. Dinesh Bande, hospitalist.


100% of every dollar donated to the Enterprise Employee Crisis Fund provides direct assistance to employees facing financial hardship.

Since the fund launched in April 2020, past and present employees have given more than $1 million to support Sanford Family. To date, more than 1,000 employees have received assistance.


Words of gratitude

“Words cannot express how happy my family and I are. God bless you all!”

—Stella Essam, patient care technician


“Thank you for providing the kind of help that I needed. Your financial support has provided me and my family so much. My family all tested positive for COVID-19 and none of us were able to work due to the sickness. We made it through the difficult time, but I am the only one that is able to work right now, so I’m helping support my parents and two younger sisters. I am so thankful for this donation. It's going to help me and my family a lot. Thank you so much!”

—Marina Deemu, phlebotomist


“I wanted to thank everyone involved for granting me funds during this time. I really appreciate it.”



"Words can’t express how grateful I am for the helping hand extended to me and my family during this critical time. This amount meant a lot to me. Thanks again from me and my entire family; we really appreciate it."

—Jacob Zinnah, LPN


“I just wanted to send a sincere thank you for the financial assistance. My family and I greatly appreciate it, and it was a tremendous help. After I sent in my application, my husband ended up having surgery and couldn’t work for five weeks. Unfortunately, he didn't qualify for short-term disability and wouldn't have any income coming in for those weeks, so this definitely eased the financial strain.”