Art of Caring to Support Operating Room Upgrades at DGH

On Friday, May 18, friends of Dorchester General Hospital will enjoy fine art while supporting services of the hospital. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dorchester Center for the Arts.

The presenting sponsor for the Art of Caring, which will benefit renovations to the Operating Suite at DGH, is the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation. Silver sponsor for the event is Eastern Shore Emergency Medicine Physicians. Bronze sponsors are William E. Bair, MD; Delmarva Power; Morris Effron, MD; Michael Maloney, Esquire; Michael P. Moran, MD; Tri-Gas and Oil; and Tudor Farms, Inc. Patron sponsor is MTS Broadcasting.

Patients and visitors to the Dorchester General Hospital operating room suite are already benefiting from the initial upgrades to the facility. They include new flooring and paint in the pre-procedural room and a redesigned “hub” for the nursing station, physician consultation area and office space.

“Our Dorchester General Hospital Surgical Department is composed of the most caring and compassionate healthcare professionals you could find anywhere,” says surgeon William Bair, MD. “The staff has recently been recognized locally and regionally for a variety of service excellence awards. The proceeds from this years DGH Fundraiser will provide much needed upgrades to our facility so that we can continue to provide world class care right here at home.”

Guests who attend the Art of Caring fundraiser will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Mollye Meredith with musical accompaniment by guitarist Curt Heavey. A silent auction will also be part of the evening’s festivities. Items for bid include photographs by Audrey Bodine, original paintings as well as jewelry, vacation homes and rentals and gift certificates to local restaurants.

“The continued investment in Dorchester General Hospital is so important to our community and this fundraiser will play a key role in ensuring upgrades to the operating suites at the hospital,” says Michael Moran, MD. “We are so grateful for the community’s support for this project so far and look forward to sharing an evening together on May 18 so we may continue that support.”

A limited number of tickets are available at $95 per person. To reserve your ticket, call Shelley Bell, 410-822-1000, ext 5763.

In photo: Penny Aaron Pink, MS, RN, director of surgical and ambulatory care services for Shore Health System, Jane Flowers, MS, RN, manager of surgical and ambulatory care services for Dorchester General Hospital, and Ida Jane Baker, president of the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, tour the newly renovated operating room waiting area at Dorchester General Hospital. Phase one of the renovations are now complete and the upcoming Art of Caring fundraiser will support the next phase of upgrades to the operating room suite at the hospital. (DGHARTOFCARING0512.jpg)