Happy New Year! As we look back on the previous year, we always seem to say that it went by so quickly.
2024 is here and we like to look forward with a sense of optimism for all the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead. Do you like to make resolutions for the new year? We are in goal planning mode here at the WMH Foundation and AHN Westfield Hospital.
Yet, looking back on 2023 we have so much gratitude. We thank all the boards, including hospital, Auxiliary and Foundation members. You are among our greatest ambassadors.
You, our thoughtful donors, (including many individuals, businesses, civic and service organizations, and foundations), generously gave gifts that brought to fruition several new services and projects for AHN Westfield Hospital.
With your help, we were able to help fund the new C-Arm imaging equipment that allows physicians to take a ‘moving x-ray’ which give precise information in real time. Now, tubes, stents or IV catheter insertion can be done locally, here, at our hospital. What a gift to our community… new technology that minimizes the need to travel out of town for services.
We were also able to fund the resurfacing of our Helipad behind the hospital, due to the philanthropy of our dear friends, Barbara and Hans Bergstrom. The safety of patients, staff, and the helicopter transport team to transport critically or injured patients is greatly enhanced.
You met our first ’10 Days of Giving’ raffle in November with growing enthusiasm. Thanks to the generosity of many businesses, we were able to offer super gifts such as an Apple iPad, 55” Smart Samsung TV, Apple Watch, weekend getaways, and many gift certificates to local coffee shops, restaurants, and gas stations.
In addition to the winners of the featured prize of the day, we also offered runner up prizes for each of the 10 days. This new fundraiser brought in close to $7,000 for the Foundation. We anticipate repeating this Thanksgiving event this coming Fall!
Best wishes for a fabulous 2024 filled with all good things – especially good health, happiness, and hope – ALL the things that truly matter.