November 12, 2012

Harrington Auxiliary Donates $50,000 to Capital Campaign

SOUTHBRIDGE/WEBSTER, Mass. - November 12, 2012 - The Harrington Auxiliary has generously donated $50,000 to Harrington HealthCare System's fundraising campaign to rebuild the Emergency Department in Webster.

The donation, proposed by Harrington Auxiliary President Kathy Vairo, has pushed the sum raised for the campaign to more than $774,494. Thanks to a $4 million matching
grant from an anonymous donor, the sum raised totals $1.54 million.

The money raised will help support the Strengthening Our Future Capital Campaign -- an $8.8 million fund-raising campaign to modernize and renovate the Emergency Department at the Webster campus.

Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard's Emergency Department is the focal point of healthcare in Webster, Dudley, Oxford, Douglas, Thompson and surrounding communities in South Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The Emergency Department in Webster sees more than 12,000 patient visits a year, but has not had a substantial overhaul since it was constructed in 1955.

"Today, our Harrington Hospital Auxilians continue to fulfill the mission of the Auxiliary founders and have expanded that mission to include financial support of expansion projects so vital to the future of Harrington HealthCare System," Kathy Vairo said.

"The Harrington Auxiliary, since its founding in 1932, has been vital to the growth of Harrington Hospital and Harrington HealthCare System," said Harrington President and CEO Edward H. Moore. "This generous, giving group has helped fund hospital programs and has volunteered thousands of hours of their time to make Harrington a better place."

If you are interested in supporting the Strengthening Our Future Campaign, please view our opportunities to give online at www.harringtonhospital.org/give.