Memorial Hospital Volunteers Donate $10,000 for New Beds for Merriman House

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Memorial Hospital volunteers endorsed a current hospital initiative that will fund new state-of-the-art beds for both the Memorial Hospital and Merriman House, along with purchase of a new sit-to-stand patient lift. The volunteers voted to make a gift of $10,000 and presented the Memorial Hospital Foundation with a check in January 2014.

According to Carol Munroe, president of the Memorial Hospital volunteers, “Patients and Merriman House residents deserve the comforts of home and our staff deserves the comforts of ease of operation when assisting our patients and residents. These new beds will provide both, and the volunteers are pleased to make this well-deserved contribution.”  As new beds are acquired, Memorial Hospital donates its outdated beds to local and regional nursing programs. The Health Sciences program at Mount Washington Valley Career Technical Center, White Mountain Community College and the nursing program at Plymouth State University have all been recipients of former Memorial beds.

Over the years, through their fundraising efforts and sales in the Suncatcher Gift Shop, Memorial Hospital volunteers have funded new technology, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and supported hospital services. “Volunteers make a tremendous difference at Memorial Hospital as they directly support the work of the staff and show compassion toward patients and visitors. We think the world of our volunteers, and we are honored by their generosity,” said Memorial Hospital President & CEO Scott McKinnon.

For more information on Memorial Hospital’s volunteers, contact Joan Lanoie, director of volunteer services at 603-356-5461 ext. 2291.

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Posted February 13, 2014

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