Credit Union West shows appreciation for healthcare heros

GLENDALE, AZ (May 1, 2020) — Credit Union West employees recently donated their own personal dollars to show their appreciation for the health care workers at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. In association with the Travelling Pizza Company, the generously donated funds provided more than 100 free pizzas to hospital staff who are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re so appreciative of the commitment these health care heroes are making to their communities each and every day during these unprecedented times,” stated Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Our team members wanted to provide a gesture that shows just how grateful we are for their selfless acts of service.”

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona has exceeded 7,900. Health care staff are invaluable in treating these patients and containing the spread of the virus. Many of these workers have been reassigned from their normal duties to assist the efforts in diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients.

“The show of appreciation from the employees at Credit Union West means so much,” says Tina Brucato-Day, VP of Operations at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. “We are so proud of our entire team who are working tirelessly to keep our patients and community-at-large safe.”

More information about the credit union’s community outreach, COVID-19 response and community assistance offerings can be found online at

About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache, and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 90,000 members with more than $1.1 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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About Dignity Health in Arizona

 Dignity Health in Arizona includes six hospitals – Arizona General Hospital-Laveen, Arizona General-Mesa, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which includes Barrow Neurological Institute, and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. From this foundation, Dignity Health in Arizona has expanded into a comprehensive health care system, which includes imaging centers, out-patient clinics, specialty hospitals, urgent cares, insurance providers, an accountable care organization and other clinical partnerships. The Dignity Health Medical Group includes more than 40 practices and covers a wide range of specialties. Dignity Health in Arizona is part of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems. For more information, please visit


Ryan O’Connor
Credit Union West

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