Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced the cancellation of the WMHF Golf Tournament due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Because the event is a major source of fundraising for both the hospital and the foundation, it has been a difficult decision but one made with everyone’s well-being in mind,” Dr. Kathryn S. Bronstein, WMHF president said. “While we won’t be gathering on July 10, or enjoying the camaraderie of our friends and associates, we need to continue to focus on the Foundation’s mission to raise money to support all aspects of our treasured hospital.”
The WMHF would like to thank all the valued donors including its myriad sponsors, WMH associates, board members and volunteers who work diligently year after year to ensure the golf tournament’s continued success.
In these unprecedented times, WMH has maintained the highest caliber of care and stood ready to help any individual impacted by the pandemic throughout the 14 communities it serves.
With diminishing reserves affecting all rural hospitals, it is imperative that we rally behind our health care workers and show gratitude for all their efforts.
This can be done by continuing to fund needed equipment and supplies.
“We remain grateful to the true heroes – all of the courageous healthcare workers and first responders on the frontlines,” Patricia Gaughan DiPalma, WMHF executive director said. “These brave champions are doing all they can to support our community in the battle against COVID-19. They are standing shoulder-to-shoulder to keep our residents safe and to provide the excellent care residents have come to know and expect.”
The Foundation also welcomes any testimonials or uplifting comments you would like to extend to the hospital staff during this challenging time. For more information on how to give to the WMH Foundation, or to give testimonials or notes of praise for those on the frontlines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.westfieldhospitafoundation.org.
The Foundation will be sure to share your testimonials and notes of inspiration with the entire Westfield Memorial Hospital family.
Next year’s golf tournament will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the Chautauqua Golf Club.