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Vote for Miracles wraps up w/ $100K to top five hospitals

December 20, 2018

The Vote For Miracles campaign wrapped up another successful campaign in 2018, with Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Mich., netting the most votes and securing a $50,000 donation from CO-OP Financial Services. The annual contest, part of Credit Unions for Kids, allows credit union members and employees to vote for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Hurley Children’s Hospital is a city-owned hospital that counts on donations, contests and grants to ensure it continues its practice of turning no patient away. Past content winnings have allowed it to create a private pediatric room and special treatment room for children who are victims of abuse.

“CO-OP Financial Services congratulates the five top vote-getting hospitals in the 2018 Vote for Miracles campaign,” said Samantha Paxson, chief experience officer for CO-OP. “CO-OP is proud to sponsor the Vote for Miracles campaign for the third year in a row and provide the $100,000 to these five hospitals on behalf of our client credit unions.  We thank all of the hospitals in the CMN Hospitals network for their important work in providing children with the medical attention they deserve and making their communities better places to live for everyone.”

The official top five finishers are:

  • 1st place ($50,000) – Hurley Children’s Hospital, 240,025 votes;
  • 2nd place ($20,000) – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 238,542 votes;
  • 3rd place ($15,000) – Mercy Children’s Hospital, 41,518 votes;
  • 4th place ($10,000) – Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center, 39,364 votes; and
  • 5th place ($5,000) – Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, 20,466 votes.

Lake Michigan CU, Grand Rapids, Mich., received the most votes and will have the opportunity to participate in the check presentation to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital on behalf of America’s credit unions and CO-OP Financial Services.