On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Kaushik Patel, along with his children Riya and Dev visited the Clinton Public Hospital to donate several texts in support of the Spiritual Care program at the hospital.  The Patel family generously donated two copies of the “Bhagavad Gita As It Is”, as well as copies of “The Higher Taste”, “Life Comes From Life” and “The Laws of Nature – An Infallible Justice”.  Their generosity continued with financial donations from Mr. & Mrs. Kaushik Patel and another from their son Dev.

As part of the presentation, Riya lit diya (lamp), which signifies purity, goodness, good luck, and also denotes dispelling of darkness and going into the light.  Riya explained that the Bhagavad Gita forms and educates the state of awareness and consciousness of the nature of existence.  Gita’s ageless relevance addresses problems and issues for modern youth, elderly and every age in between, including how to achieve success in life, how to control ones passions, learning to be an effective leader, decision making and living a meaningful life.

HPHA’s Spiritual Care Provider, Pamela Loughton extended her deep gratitude, remarking, “What a glorious gift!”.  Clinton Public Hospital Foundation Coordinator, Darlene McCowan and HPHA Vice President People and Chief Quality Executive, Mary Cardinal accepted the texts on behalf of the Spiritual Care Program, along with the financial donations for Clinton Public Hospital Foundation.

The Clinton Public Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and staff is very grateful to the Patel family for their kindness and continued support of the patients of Clinton Public Hospital.  The Patel family is a wonderful example of the kindness throughout our community, as they share these gifts with others.

The Patel family have been members of the Clinton community for 14 years, as well as the owners of Charlie’s Variety throughout this time.  Their donation is part of their commitment to bringing good to the world, as well as supporting the spiritual care and health care of the patients of Clinton Public Hospital.