MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Healthcare’s valets are donating the $20,000 they’ve received in tips this year to WVU Children’s Hospital and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
Though patients are not required or asked to give tips to the valets, many insist on tipping. Some patients and visitors offer more than tips, bringing baked goods, cards of appreciation or doughnuts to valet staff. Many people also call to comment on the excellent service they receive from the valets.
The valets came to the decision to give the tips back rather than keep them for themselves. This marks the fifth time the valets have donated their tips. With this year’s donation, the valets have donated $32,000 back to WVU Healthcare.
“The tips, cards and calls all show that the valets are providing a service that is appreciated by our patients. But the fact that the tips are being donated back shows that we have a great group of employees providing this service,” Dan Harris, manager of security at WVU Healthcare, said.
Valet services parks approximately 250 vehicles a day for patients and visitors to the Cancer Center, Betty Puskar Breast Care Center, the Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center, the WVU Dental Clinic, Physician Office Center, Eye Institute and Emergency Department.
Photo caption: WVU Healthcare valets present Bruce McClymonds, president and CEO of WVU Hospitals, with a check for $20,000. The donation will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 01-05-12