Kenmore Mercy Foundation Wheelchair Blessing
Father Vincent performing the blessing
On March 26th Kenmore Mercy Foundation hosted a wheelchair blessing for 29 new wheelchairs for Kenmore Mercy Hospital. The decision to purchase new wheelchairs came from strong feedback from the 2009 Kenmore Mercy Hospital Voice of the Associate Survey. There is an ongoing need for wheelchairs as they are used all over our hospital for patients being discharged, surgical patients, patients undergoing rehab and others who need to be transported between departments. The Foundation’s A Tribute to Angels event held in November included a "Fund an Item" segment raising $12,500 which allowed participants to make donations directly to "purchase" wheelchairs for the hospital. The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary also raised funds to support the purchase of the wheelchairs by hosting specialty sales and through sales from their sewing group.
The wheelchair blessing took place at 11:00 AM in the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital before the wheelchairs were distributed to each department.
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