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. 

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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Grateful Couple Makes Leadership Gifts

Addison Gilbert Hospital has been taking care of John Byrnes since he was five years old. Now it’s where he and his wife Mollie regularly receive their care, and they have made leadership gifts to Addison Gilbert and Beverly hospitals in gratitude.

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Gloucester Couple’s Gift Benefits Seniors

Gloucester residents Linzee and Beth Coolidge see the results of their philanthropic giving every day. They focus their donations on organizations in Gloucester, where they have lived full-time for almost 20 years.

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