HCN News & Notes

Community Invited to Remember Loved Ones on Baystate Wing Tree of Love

PALMER — As the holiday season approaches, the Baystate Wing Auxiliary will set up its annual Tree of Love. This tree has been created to honor and remember loved ones and features ornaments that can be purchased and hung on the tree, personalized with names of family and friends the purchaser wishes to honor and remember.

“These ornaments are a special way for families and members of our community to honor a special friend, family member, or co-worker while also supporting the hospital’s mission of improving the health and well-being of our community,” said Evelyn Glabicky, president of the Baystate Wing Auxiliary. “For some families, remembering a loved one and being a part of the Tree of Love brings them some comfort. You may purchase the ornaments for $5 for a single name and $10 for a family.”

The decorated Tree of Love will be displayed on the first floor of the hospital in the area near the Gift Shop.

All proceeds benefit the Baystate Wing Auxiliary, which then uses these funds to support hospital programs and services. In addition to a recent $25,000 donation to support the Emergency Department’s capital campaign, the auxiliary awarded scholarships to seven local high-school students this year who are pursuing a career in healthcare.

For more information about the Tree of Love or to purchase an ornament, visit the Baystate Wing Hospital Gift Shop Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or call (413) 370-8169.