A Thousand Thanks from Our Healthcare Heroes

Together, donors have given more than 1,000 gifts of PPE, food and cash, many accompanied by notes of thanks and encouragement to our colleagues. You helped us prepare, respond, and continue to support our colleagues who bravely face what has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic.

A Thousand Thanks from Our Healthcare Heroes

Together, donors have given more than 1,000 gifts of PPE, food and cash, many accompanied by notes of thanks and encouragement to our colleagues. You helped us prepare, respond, and continue to support our colleagues who bravely face what has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic.

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Senior Adult Unit Expansion Completed

The Senior Adult Unit (SAU) on the second floor of Addison Gilbert Hospital has been transformed, thanks to the generosity of the Cape Ann community. The renovation and expansion of the unit nearly doubles our capacity, allowing us to provide specialized medical and behavioral health care to elderly patients. 

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Congratulations, Cindy!

Cindy Cafasso Donaldson’s history with Addison Gilbert Hospital goes all the way back to the day she was born. The hospital’s vice president came into the world at this community hospital in Gloucester, volunteered as a candy striper in her teens, and she will conclude her impressive career there in January. 

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Healthcare Heroes: Caroline DeBernardi

Caroline DeBernardi is living proof that you don’t need to be a doctor or a nurse to help patients who are ill with the coronavirus. As a service associate in the Department of Environmental Services at Addison Gilbert Hospital, she talks to patients as she cleans their rooms. She sees firsthand the loneliness that many of them are feeling because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to ban most visitors. 

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Beloved Oncologist Is a True Champion of Care

Dr. Angus (Sandy) McIntyre has been a shining light for Addison Gilbert Hospital patient Alan Plows, over many years of treatment. “He is truly a gentleman and caring physician,” said Alan, who with his wife Sally, recently made a Champions of Care gift to the hospital in Dr. McIntyre’s honor. “He has provided great guidance for the whole team at the Addison Gilbert cancer center. They are all beyond description!”

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

They may not be doctors, but they make rounds nonetheless. Ryder, a golden retriever, and Chloe, a cockapoo, are among nine pet therapy dogs who regularly visit patients at Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals, bringing smiles and delight to patients and staff alike.

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Specialized Elder Care to Be Expanded in Gloucester

More elderly patients soon will be able to get specialized care at Addison Gilbert Hospital, thanks to a generous donation from Cape Ann Savings Bank in January. The $150,000 gift will be used to expand the hospital’s renowned Senior Adult Unit.

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