Recently, the Newton Medical Center Foundation received a generous $5,000 gift from the wife of a grateful patient. Angela’s husband, Robin, was a patient on One South in Newton Medical Center before passing away from cancer shortly after leaving the hospital under hospice care.
Angela shared specifically that the nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, palliative care team, food service representatives and environmental aides always went above and beyond to ensure that Robin and her family were comfortable. She designed a plaque to ensure future families and visitors on One South will know that their loved ones are in good hands. The plaque reads, “Our family is thankful to the nurses and entire staff for their kindness and compassion during Robin’s last days of his life. Robin was a loving husband, father and grandfather.”
Julia Van Nieuwland, nurse manager for One South, and Stephen Flynn, donor relations manager, accepted her gifts. Julia then presented the plaque at the unit’s team huddle.