Union Wall has unchangingly prioritized giving when to the communities we serve. In fact, last year we provided meaningful support to over 175 non-profit organizations throughout northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire. From supplies shelfs and Meals on Wheels, to polity health superintendency providers and cancer research, to low & moderate-income housing projects, to performing arts and youth sports, trail organizations and more. We understand what a difference generosity can make to our towns, itâ€™s in our DNA â€” considering we live here, too. Each season weâ€™ll dedicate an vendible that will focus on some of the unconfined work our non-profit partners have been up to. In this piece, we highlight Copley Hospital and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Copley Hospital in Morrisville, VT
Situated just a mile or so from Union Bankâ€™s headquarters in Morrisville, VT, Copley Hospital is a not-for-profit hair-trigger wangle hospital that provides a unique tousle of quality, compassionate, personalized, state-of-the-art medical superintendency in a small, warm, friendly environment. Copley has been named a Top 100 Hair-trigger Wangle Hospital; a HealthStrong hospital and has been named one of the Top 50 hospitals in New England (based on patient satisfaction).
Union Wall has been a longtime supporter of Copley Hospital, having donated increasingly than $100,000 over the past five years, and $600,000 since 1980. Several of our officers and directors have served on the Copley Board. Recently Union Wall supported the purchase of a new MRI and the construction needed to support this new unit.
Copleyâ€™s MRI was well-nigh five years past its lifespan and had been housed in a temporary trailer, outside of the very hospital building. Patients would trammels in to the hospital and then would have to physically leave the towers to get their imaging work done. The MRI tunnel was very tight and for patients who are claustrophobic, or plane just wide shouldered, it was not a well-appointed place to spend 30 minutes. Patients were often directed to other hospitals for service that required extremely upper clarity of images.
At the same time, demand for MRIs has increased dramatically. In well-nigh five years, Copley Hospital has gone from seeing 5-6 MRI patients per day to often 10 per day. Rapid advances in technology have led to a greater adoption of MRI use wideness a wide spectrum of chronic disease examinations, including multiple sclerosis, breast cancer and other diseases where early intervention can be key to lifesaving treatment.
In January Copley completed the commissioning of a trademark new, state-of-the-art Siemenâ€™s MRI. The unit provides much sharper image resolution, considerably faster image processing and a increasingly well-appointed experience. Patients can watch movies, or listen to music while the machine is operating. Moving Copleyâ€™s MRI services inside the towers and into its own suite is a big goody to patients and the Copley team. The loftiness from the Emergency Room to the MRI trailer was quite a ways and patients who came to the ER in need of an MRI to determine the telescopic of their injuries had to be moved very cautiously. It is a huge windfall to have the MRI located near the ER and the Surgical Unit.
The Siemanâ€™s MRI (the newest in New England) now allows Copley Hospital to identify diseases related to orthopedics, spine lesions, tumors, strokes and cancer, as well as diseases impacting the smart-ass and thoroughbred vessels. It has truly been a game changer for the hospital.
To find out increasingly well-nigh how you can support Copley Hospital, trammels out their website, here: https://www.copleyvt.org/support-copley/give-to-copley/
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, VT
Located in Vermontâ€™s Northeast Kingdom, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) is a robust rural health system that includes a 25-bed hair-trigger wangle hospital, multiple primary superintendency clinics, specialty and surgical services, lineage center, and a 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency department. NVRH is defended to improving the health of all people in the communities it serves, and to providing understanding palliative care. NVRH provides upper quality healthcare services focused on polity needs at the lowest forfeit resulting with spanking-new care.
Union Wall is a recurring supporter of NVRH. During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Wall participated in supporting Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospitalâ€™s relief fund. The fund enabled NVRH to meet emerging needs, such as purchasing hair-trigger equipment like protective gowns and masks, reconfiguring the hospital environment to largest superintendency for COVID-infected patients, and supporting staff who are facing COVID-19 related hardships.
â€śEarly in the pandemic, we were initially cautious well-nigh reaching out to the polity for help, from either individuals or businesses,â€ť says Emily Hutchison, Director of Philanthropy at NVRH. â€śOur polity has unchangingly provided an outpouring of support and snooping for our hospital and for health care. When we spoken the NVRH Covid Relief Fund to help us meet our needs for new equipment and respiratory supplies, Union Wall provided a generous gift. Also, without us plane asking, Union Wall donated our merchant processing fees when to NVRH during April, May, and June 2020. This predated the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) money â€“ surpassing hospitals knew what kind of funds would be available,â€ť she said.
Prior to the pandemic, Union Wall had been defended to stuff a polity partner to NVRH. One of the early fundraising campaigns the wall supported for the hospital was to help provide the polity with a cancer part-way established at NVRH, withal with helping fund a renovated lineage center. Union Wall moreover helps with yearly funding to help support NVRHâ€™s supply of equipment and supplies.
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital has reliable facilities to provide their polity with the superintendency they need without having to travel out of town to an inconvenient location in order to be seen and treated.
NVRH relies on philanthropic gifts and donations from the polity and local businesses in order to provide their superintendency and services. The hospital realizes little profit from its medical procedures and has slim operating margins, so every dollar given goes toward meeting the health superintendency needs of the community. To provide support, you can requite to the NVRH Yearly Fund. You can moreover visit the NVRH Giving page on their web site to learn increasingly well-nigh ways you can help.
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