Baystate Wing Auxiliary Gives $25,000 to Emergency Department Capital Campaign

PALMER — The Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary met with Ron Bryant, president of Baystate Health Regional Hospitals, to present him with a $25,000 check, as payment toward the auxiliary’s second pledge of $125,000 to the Baystate Wing Emergency Department capital campaign. This brings its total pledge for this campaign to $200,000.

“I’ve been a member of this wonderful group of volunteers for many years,” said Evelyn Glabicky, auxiliary president. “We have a long tradition of raising money for a variety of hospital projects, from purchasing medical equipment and providing student scholarships to supporting the capital campaign that helped to bring the much-needed, expanded Emergency Department to this region. Often patients and visitors stop in our gift shop to talk about the wonderful care they have received at our hospital, and we are proud to support the tremendous care provided by the Baystate Wing Hospital team.”

For more than 65 years, the auxiliary has been actively supporting Baystate Wing Hospital through its sponsorship of special events and management of the gift shop. This diverse group of women and men includes teachers, nurses, and business owners, both young and retirees, who live in many different communities and are united by a shared commitment to support the mission of the hospital.

“Our community and this hospital are indeed fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of people volunteering on our behalf, and we are thankful to the auxiliary members for their continued commitment and support of our hospital,” Bryant said. “They are not only enthusiastic fundraisers, but also serve as goodwill ambassadors throughout the many communities we serve.”

For more information or an application to become a member of the Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary, stop in the gift shop located on the first floor or call Teresa Grove at (413) 544-4046.