Bringing Happiness to Patients

Rush Copley staff member celebrated his birthday by giving to others
Dan Hart

Dan Hart likes to spread positivity each and every day, so he celebrated his birthday this year by giving presents to hospital patients who were also celebrating a birthday. 

Hart, a clinical engineering site manager who has worked at Rush Copley Medical Center since November, bought RUSH logo onesies from the hospital’s gift shop for babies born on his birthday. A card with each one read, “From my birthday to yours.”

“The parents were very surprised and appreciated his thoughtfulness,” said Andrea Grzyb, Obstetrics clinical manager. 

Hart says he just wanted to bring some joy and happiness to patients. “The Rush Copley team does an amazing job of caring for patients,” he says. “I wanted to contribute, too.” 

Giving to others is nothing new to Hart. The 38-year-old Army veteran often donates to causes and does things for others. In the short time he has worked at Rush Copley, he has volunteered and donated hours of his own time helping other employees on various initiatives. Outside of Rush Copley, he recently made a donation that provided a truck full of food for people in Africa. 

“I enjoy helping others,” Hart says. “I was raised to give back whenever I can. I am grateful every day.” 

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