Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion’s Open Hos­pi­tal Day dubbed a suc­cess

Event kicks off an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions

South Shore Breaker - - Local - CON­TRIB­UTED ed­i­tor@southshore­

Eager res­i­dents of the South Shore re­ceived a tour of four de­part­ments in­side South Shore Re­gional Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, Sept. 30, dur­ing Open Hos­pi­tal Day.

The event kicked off the Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion’s 25th an­niver­sary, as well as cel­e­brated the 30th an­niver­sary of South Shore Re­gional, which opened its doors in Septem­ber 1988.

The tour took peo­ple through the ma­ter­nal/child, op­er­at­ing, di­ag­nos­tic imag­in­ing and med­i­cal de­vice re­pro­cess­ing de­part­ments, where at­ten­dees saw more than 25 pieces of equip­ment pur­chased by gen­er­ous donors over the past quar­ter cen­tury.

Ar­leen Stevens, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion, dubbed the day a suc­cess, not­ing ev­ery per­son in­volved with Open Hos­pi­tal Day took some­thing away with them.

“Those on the tour were amazed at the amount of equip­ment pur­chased over the years by donors, as well as the as­so­ci­ated price tags,” Stevens said.

“There was a sense of pride in the air af­ter learn­ing of all the equip­ment and the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als we have work­ing be­hind the scenes at South Shore Re­gional. Even staff and board mem­bers took away new in­for­ma­tion. It truly takes all of us (donors, med­i­cal staff, res­i­dents of the South Shore and the foun­da­tion) to en­hance our re­gional hos­pi­tal site.”

The 25th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions for the Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion con­tinue from here, in­clud­ing the of­fi­cial launch of Project 25 in 25, which aims to pur­chase 25 new pieces of hos­pi­tal equip­ment in a year.

The foun­da­tion hopes to spread these pieces of equip­ment around South Shore Re­gional and Fish­er­men’s Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tals, as well to as­so­ciate sites in Lunen­burg County.


There was a great turnout dur­ing the Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion’s Open Hos­pi­tal Day at South Shore Re­gional Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, Sept. 30.

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