McDonough Fund Tees up to Give Back to Nurses

“My father-in-law revered nurses,” explained Deb McDonough. “Two of his sisters, a daughter and a niece all chose that time-honored profession. He also appreciated the talented and dedicated nurses he worked with at Winchester Hospital. His quiet philanthropic leadership for nursing education made huge ripples of impact in our community.”

McDonough Fund Tees up to Give Back to Nurses

“My father-in-law revered nurses,” explained Deb McDonough. “Two of his sisters, a daughter and a niece all chose that time-honored profession. He also appreciated the talented and dedicated nurses he worked with at Winchester Hospital. His quiet philanthropic leadership for nursing education made huge ripples of impact in our community.”

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Life-Changing Surgery Turns to Philanthropic Honor

A few years ago, Sal Paterna of Windham,New Hampshire, wasn’t sure his wife Susan had long to live. For most of their 48 years of marriage, Susan struggled with her weight. Now her health was declining: she was battling diabetes, she had undergone two knee replacements, and her liver was starting to fail.

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McDonough Fund
Nursing Education Thrives, Thanks to McDonough Fund

To care. To heal. To excel. In service to our community. That is Winchester Hospital’s mission. An essential part of the mission is an educated, well-prepared nursing workforce. To help achieve that goal, the James F. McDonough, MD, Fund for Nurse Education and Development was established in 2002. Money for this fund is raised primarily through the annual James F. McDonough, MD, Golf Classic, and it provides scholarships to qualified nurses wishing to expand their knowledge and expertise.

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Funding Comfort in Times of Need

Jayne Rennie received her diagnosis of breast cancer just four months after losing her job, which at age 70, there was no chance of replacing. On top of the bone-deep fatigue and stress of her disease and treatment, her house wasn’t selling and financial difficulties were mounting. To make things a little easier for her, staff at Winchester Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care gave her $50 gift cards, which she used for co-pays and for gas to get to and from her appointments.

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Nurses Meet Unique Elder Care Needs

Elderly patients being admitted to Winchester Hospital have extra reasons to feel secure that their care will be exceptional: In 2015, it became a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospital. Being a NICHE hospital means it is proactively and fully dedicated to providing elders with sensitive and exemplary care.

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