Monday, March 4, 2024

Hospital foundation raises over $660K

SOUTHPORT — It was a successful year of grants, endowments and fundraising for the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation in Brunswick County.

The foundation started in 2010 to help fund healthcare needs at Dosher Memorial. The hospital primarily serves patients in the Smithville Township—Southport, Bald Head Island, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, and the eastern portion of St. James.

In 2022, the foundation received more than $660,000, according to a release, used toward medical equipment, services, and support programs for the hospital and its patients.

The breakdown includes:

  • Emergency Room Cardiac Monitor: $25,000
  • Two Cardiac Rehab Bicycles: $6,000
  • Nine Hospital Crash Carts: $30,000
  • Resuscitation Quality Improvement for Staff Training: $30,000
  • Hospital Capital Improvements (new roof): $350,000
  • Employee Assistance Program: $5,000
  • Brunswick Wellness Coalition: $52,000
  • Brunswick Community College Healthcare Scholarships: $3,000

Three fundraisers included the annual Heart to Heart event, $11,000; Foundation Gala raised over $70,000; and the Dosher Golf Classic raised $50,000.     

“The funds received by the Dosher Foundation from our donors have a direct impact on quality care at our hospital,” Lynda Stanley, president and CEO of Dosher, said in a press release. “The equipment, programs and services that benefit from Foundation support enhance the patient experience. I am extremely grateful for our community members who have made an investment in local healthcare.”  

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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