RUMFORD — The first mailing of the Rumford Hospital Annual Appeal 2009-2010 will appear in local mail boxes soon.

In addition to asking for gifts, the letter and brochure name a few of the furnishings and equipment that have been purchased in the past with annual appeal funds.

“We hope people will read the material and learn more about the hospital,” said Jolan Ippolito, chair of the hospital board. “We hope the response from the community will be as generous as in past appeals, as we have lots of newly developed equipment to purchase,” she said.

Since opening the new consolidated unit in December 2008, Rumford Hospital has been able to relocate Therapy Services to the former inpatient area, purchase digital mammography and bone density scanning equipment and renovate two
operating rooms.

The 2009-2010 Annual Appeal brochure has a cover photo taken by Charlotte Hartley of the Therapy Services Department. It shows Physical Therapist Rhonda Norton working with Campbell Magno, using two of the pieces of equipment in the dedicated pediatric room of Therapy Services’ new space. Some of the new therapy equipment was purchased with annual appeal funds.

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