New Hope Celebrates Staff and Milestone
Rock Hill, S.C., July 17, 2023 – New Hope Treatment Center had an eventful week in Rock Hill, celebrating a tremendous milestone and its staff and residents from July 10-15.
On Monday, July 10, the facility held a celebration to highlight the hiring of the company’s 500th employee, which was announced earlier in the month. There were three food trucks available, guest speakers, news coverage and raffle prizes. Several staff members went home with tumblers, backpacks, duffle bags and Bluetooth speakers. The grand prize culminated in Terrence Trappier winning a $500 gift card. Trappier is a member of the direct care staff and has been with New Hope for about six months.
Monday wasn’t just a recognition of New Hope reaching the 500-employee milestone, but it also marked the beginning of staff appreciation and spirit week. July 10 was favorite team day, as many staff members wore their favorite team jerseys and apparel.
“When you look at the amount of time you spend at your job, it becomes important that you make your time as healthy and rewarding as possible”, said Dolly Williams, Director of Recreation Therapy and leader of the engagement committee who spearheaded the organization of staff appreciation week. Having a healthy leisure lifestyle is one way to increase overall health. When New Hope created the engagement committee, we decided to make this a priority. It’s all about laughter, relieving stress, building our culture and good ole fashion fun for everyone”.
Twin Tuesday followed, with many staff members wearing the same colors, and even the same outfits. Wednesday was Wacky Tacky, as staff wore fun and unique paraphernalia and accessories. Thursday was a blast from the past, going way back to the 80s and 90s with retro outfits. Friday didn’t require anyone to dress up, but it did require staff and residents to rehearse skits and showcase their skills with an edition of “New Hope’s Got Talent”. One resident completed three Rubik’s cubes in less than five minutes, another sang a custom New Hope song and others reenacted a skit from the longtime tabloid talk show “Maury”.