Cinespace’ Pissios “Caregiver for a Day” at Sinai Health

Alex Pissios and Plamundon student

Alex Pissios and Plamundon student

The President of
one of the world’s
largest film studios
works with Chicago
afterschool program to
promote volunteering and
youth mentoring

On Wednesday, March 13, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios President and CEO Alex Pissios volunteered at Sinai Health System as “Caregiver for a Day” during the afterschool program with students from Plamundon Elementary School.

Mr. Pissios was the first Sinai board member to take part in a new role that Sinai Health System has established as part of its 100th anniversary events, “Caregiver for a Day.”

This initial Caregiver event aimed at raising awareness of the need for volunteers at the afterschool and other programs at Sinai Health System, as well as promoting youth mentoring.

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After helping approximately 20 students, ages 6-14, finish homework and enjoy snack time, Pissios and the children who participate in the daily program at Sinai Community Institute, presented a monetary gift to Sinai’s leadership team in recognition of its centennial year.

“Greater impact” on the way

Alex Pissios President and CEO of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, Sheila Brown Executive Director of CineCares Foundation, kids from Plamundon Elementary School who participate in Sinai Community Institute’s afterschool program, Karen Teitelbaum, President and CEO, of Sinai Health System, and Debra Wesley, President of Sinai Community Institute

“It’s really an honor to work with the kids who live and learn in this community. We’ve made a strong effort to support the health and well-being of our neighbors near Cinespace Film Studios and its a joy to see that work in action,” stated Pissios. “I’m proud that Cinespace has been able to give back to Sinai Health Sytem during the past five years and we look forward to making an even greater impact during the next five years,” he added.

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios has pledged more than $2.3 million dollars to Sinai Health System. The pledge, which will be completed in 2022, includes an in-kind contribution to Sinai Health System and monetary support for the area of greatest need at Sinai Health System.

About Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
Located on the west side of downtown Chicago, Cinespace Chicago occupies 1.45 million sq. ft. of what use to be the old Ryerson Steel Company. Cinespace specializes in the development, management and operation of studio facilities. To learn more, click here.

About Sinai Health System
Sinai Health System, a Chicago-based private, not-for-profit organization, includes seven member organizations serving the West and Southwest Sides: Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The system has 4,000 employees, over 800 physicians on its hospital medical staffs, 695 licensed beds, 75,000+ annual emergency department patient visits and eight physician residency training programs.

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