Press Release

Auxiliary Embarks on New 2019 Project ‘Gift Bags for New Hospital Patients’

Auxiliary Embarks on New 2019 Project ‘Gift Bags for New Hospital Patients’

WOODSVILLE, NH – The Cottage Hospital Auxiliary has embarked on a new pilot project for
2019 – providing small gift bags to all new patients admitted to Cottage Hospital. The new
project started on January 4th and will continue through June 30th when it will be reevaluated
and if successful will become part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing programs to help
improve the patient experience at Cottage Hospital.

“When a patient is admitted to the hospital it often can be stressful and a somewhat trying
time for both the patient and their family. The Auxiliary’s patient gift bags are filled with a few
useful items that will hopefully ease the stay and help improve their overall hospital
experience,” stated Brenda Long, Auxiliary Co-President.

The new pilot project supplements the Auxiliary’s ongoing annual programs and fundraising
activities, which all support Cottage Hospital. Co-Chairs for the new project are Karen
Rajsteter and Don Perlee and the project team includes Auxiliary members Brenda Long,
Mary Jo Locke, Lori Thompson, Jean Adams and Carolyn Hofmann together with the
assistance and coordination from hospital staff members Karen Woods, Maryanne Aldrich,
Stephanie Chase, Tim Newton and Grace Dillinger.

“The Auxiliary’s mission is to support Cottage Hospital in providing quality healthcare to area
residents, both permanent and seasonal. The new project is in keeping with our mission,”
stated Chris Roberts, Auxiliary Co- President.

The Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Membership in the
Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is open to everyone, women, men and hospital employees. To
obtain more information about the Cottage Hospital Auxiliary or to become a member,
please visit www.cottagehospital.org/support/cottagehospitalauxiliary or call 603-747-9707.
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Cottage Hospital Auxiliary – PO Box 143, Woodsville, NH, 03785