Gordie Ordiway and Tom McFall of the Rare Breed Motorcycle Club stopped by Jones Memorial Hospital recently and presented CEO Eva Benedict with the proceeds of their 2nd Annual Labor Day Party. A public event held at the club's Alma Hill location over the Labor Day Weekend, this year the club raised $200 for Jones Memorial. "We certainly appreciate not only this check but all of your efforts in planning this event," she said. "Something like this takes a lot of time and effort to organize and we appreciate what you have done on behalf of Jones Memorial."
Becky Scott, left, of Literacy West NY, recently presented a big box of brand new, hardcover books for children to Sarah Reinschmidt, of the Jones Memorial Hospital Surgical Services Department. Literacy West NY is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and life-long learning among adults and children. According to Ms. Reinschmidt, the books are available in the surgical services waiting area for children. The children are also allowed to take the books home with them when they leave. Mrs. Scott, who explained that Literacy West NY receives the free books from The McGraw Hill Foundation, noted that additional books will be provided when this supply runs out. "We can't thank you enough for thinking of our patients and their families," Ms. Reinschmidt said. "A good book can be very comforting in times of stress."
Kathy Flint, left, and Mary Jo Vossler, members of the group Caring Hearts of the Southern Tier recently presented JMH with 20 pillowcases, handmade by group members in inscribed with a heart bearing the group's name. Caring Hearts has been making pillow cases for years and donating them to Strong Memorial Hosptial in Rochester. "This is the first gift to JMH, but we hope it will not be the last" said Donna Bliven, Vice President of Patient Care Services. "They are just beautiful and so appreciated by our patients." Each pediatric patient is given a pillowcase to take home when they are discharged.
JMH was the beneficiary of a Dice Run put together by, starting second from left, Lori and Lester Jackson and Kelly and Rodney Winans. The Rally was a memorial to the deceased friends and family of several riders and took place on August 28. The 23 participating riders - who were joined by over 30 friends and family for a post-run dinner - went from Wellsville, through Pennsylvania and wound up in Belmont for the dinner. The money was given to the annual fund drive and will be used for updating several rooms in medical imaging. Thank you to all who participating in the event and, especially, to those who organized it.
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