December 31, 2007 – Sierra Neurosurgery Group employees worked locally and globally in an effort to help meet the diverse community needs of less fortunate Nevadans located here and abroad.

Team Brainpower is a group of SNG employees committed to doing good work both on the job and in their community at large. Employees make voluntary paycheck donations throughout the year and physicians match those donations and make additional gifts. Throughout the year, group members can be spotted wearing Team Brainpower T-shirts at community events that raise funds and awareness for nonprofit groups like the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation and others.

For the holidays, Team Brainpower shopped, wrapped and delivered a room full of gifts for Salvation Army child and senior holiday gift programs, Northern Nevada foster children and active military families. Much needed supplies were delivered to the Veterans Guest House in Reno, which provides low or no-cost lodging to U.S. military service veterans who travel great distances for medical treatment. Children of Prison Inmates (C.O.P.I.) and less fortunate families from the Sparks Christian Fellowship were also on Sierra Neurosurgery Group’s giving list.

Upon hearing of a potluck luncheon for veterans held at the Reno Veterans Center on December 14th, Team Brainpower sent over enough desserts to feed nearly 130 guests. They also sent a large box containing hundreds of holiday cards for retired or active military personnel. SNG employees were honored to learn that Vet’s Center executive director Scott Drew placed these cards in the hands of a soldier returning to her military unit stationed in an active combat zone in the Middle East. SNG employees hope their handwritten sentiments of gratitude give some comfort to Nevadans based far from home.

The employees and physicians of Sierra Neurosurgery Group donate their time, money and effort during the holidays and throughout the year for many of the same reasons they have chosen a career in health care. They have the ability to help those in need and they see that ability as a privilege and a responsibility.