FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 14, 2011
Contact: Mary Lourdes Burke, chief communications officer
978-466-2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LEOMINSTER – The HealthAlliance Hospital Guild hosted a social event on Wednesday, October 12, to celebrate the creation of the “Reflections Garden” that will be located on the hospital’s Leominster Campus. The Garden, inspired by Guild Treasurer Paula LeBlanc, will be a space where patients and visitors can enjoy a peaceful, natural space and where anyone can remember, honor or celebrate special people who have touched their lives. “This Garden represents not only remembering those who may have passed, but also gives us the opportunity to honor and celebrate loved ones, physicians, nurses, or anyone that you may treasure,” stated Veronica Rosa, Vice President of Development and Public Relations for the hospital.
The Garden will include several naming opportunities for paying tribute including a recognition wall, granite benches and stone pavers, and café tables and chairs. Several individuals and businesses have already stepped forward to support the project, including inaugural sponsors Leslie DelMonaco of Century 21 Realty, Foster Insurance, and Reynolds Law Offices.
The HealthAlliance Guild has established the Reflections Garden as a part of their efforts to raise funds in support of the current expansion of the Hospital’s Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center located on the Burbank Campus in Fitchburg. Offering compassionate care close to home for more than 10 years, the Center has provided more than 10,000 medical oncology and radiation therapy treatments in the last year alone. The expansion project will increase the size of the Center and expand and improve technologies for cancer patients in our region.
Patrick Muldoon, President and CEO of HealthAlliance Hospital thanked the Guild for their ongoing dedication. “I am continuously inspired and honored to witness the incredible energy and enthusiasm that our Guild leadership and membership share with HealthAlliance Hospital,” stated Mr. Muldoon.
“The Reflections Garden does not belong to the Guild or the Hospital, it belongs to all of us, our community,” remarked Deborah LaPointe, President of the Guild. “I would like to encourage everyone to please consider joining us as a Guild member and a supporter of not only the Garden, but more importantly the Cancer Center and better health for everyone in our community,” Ms. LaPointe added.
For more information regarding the Garden or the HealthAlliance Guild, call the HealthAlliance Hospital Development office at 978-466-2258.