NORTHAMPTON - Thanks to everyone who took part in the lighting of more than 2,000 lights as part of the 13th annual Trees of Love & Thanksgiving project. Community members are encouraged to pay tribute to someone special by donating to the Trees of Love & Thanksgiving project. A gift of $10 will sponsor a light in honor of or in memory of someone special. The names of those honored and the donors’ names will be posted at Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s main entrance. The Trees of Love & Thanksgiving continues through the end of January 2012. Money raised this year will fund infant car beds – used instead of car seats – for underw[img_assist|nid=207|title=Trees of Love and Thanksgiving|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=235|height=260]eight newborns, palliative care kits to enhance end-of-life care and other patient care services and equipment needs. Proceeds from the 2009 fundraiser were used to purchase sofa beds for family members of patients admitted to the Critical Care unit. Proceeds were also used to purchase equipment for the Patient Care Services department, such as a cart of supplies to treat patients with MRSA, a type of bacteria that is resistant to some types of antibiotics, and infant car beds for underweight newborns. The Trees of Love & Thanksgiving project is sponsored by the Pastoral Care Committee and the CDH Auxiliary. Donor forms are available at hospital information desks and in the Pastoral Care Office, or to download a form, click here. For more information, contact Betsy Belden, Trees of Love committee member at (413) 247-0250 or call the CDH Public Relations Office at (413) 582-2421.
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