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Waterville Rotary donates to Inland project

Release Date: 03/12/2013

The Waterville Rotary Club is proud to show its support for Inland Hospital’s Focusing On Your Future Capital Campaign by donating $18,000 from the proceeds of its biggest fundraiser, the Annual Radio Auction.  At its regular weekly meeting on March 4, the Waterville Rotary Club presented a check to Inland Hospital’s President/CEO, John Dalton, and Charlie Gaunce, Capital Campaign Chair, Inland honorary Trustee, and a 50-year Rotarian and past President.

The Waterville Rotary Club contributed to the $5.5 million project which is currently underway at the hospital on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. The modernization project is consolidating the intensive care and medical-surgical units, converting semi-private rooms to private inpatient rooms, and redesigning the unit layout for increased efficiencies. According to Suzanne Uhl-Melanson, Waterville Rotary Club President, “It is clear that Inland is committed to improving healthcare services and patient care, with an emphasis on safety, new technology and increasing time caregivers spend at the bedside.”

At the check presentation, Dalton thanked Rotary members and the people of the region for the generous gift to the Hospital’s campaign. “We are grateful to have a community so interested and involved in the future of healthcare in Waterville.”

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The Waterville Rotary Club was organized in 1918.

Photo left to right: Allan Rancourt-Rotarian and Inland Trustee; John Fortier-Rotarian and Chair of Inland’s Board of Trustees; Chuck Bickford-Rotarian and honorary Inland Trustee; Donna-Jo Mitchell, Director of Inland Foundation; Charlie Gaunce-Rotarian, Inland Campaign Chair and honorary Inland Trustee; John Dalton-Rotarian and Inland President/CEO; Suzanne Uhl-Melanson-Waterville Rotary Club President and Inland Trustee; and Don Plourde-Rotarian and Inland Trustee.

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