Scholarship Aids Future North Shore Nurses

Nursing is a calling for many. They might have different reasons for wanting the job, but the common thread for all nurses is a desire to help people. At Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals, the Frederick Thorne Nursing Scholarship Fund awards aspiring nurses grants to take that next step toward their career goals.

Scholarship Aids Future North Shore Nurses

Nursing is a calling for many. They might have different reasons for wanting the job, but the common thread for all nurses is a desire to help people. At Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals, the Frederick Thorne Nursing Scholarship Fund awards aspiring nurses grants to take that next step toward their career goals.

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Gifts in Memory of COVID-19 Patient Support Caregivers

The support of more than 100 people gave Ira Krakow the lift he needed after his wife passed from COVID-19 at Beverly Hospital. Now, he is asking everyone who loved Sandy to pay it forward to the caregivers who helped her in her final days.

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Brush with Fame Benefits Beverly Hospital

When a producer from LIVE with Kelly and Ryan reached out to Erinn Powers on Facebook, she thought it was a hoax. She had been taking pictures of families who were stuck at home because of the coronavirus outbreak and asking them to donate to a charity of their choice, rather than paying her for the pictures.

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Healthcare Heroes: Noah Hano

The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially apparent to Heidi Prieur, FNP, a nurse practitioner in Beverly Hospital’s Emergency Department. She has spent weeks treating critically ill patients whose families can’t visit them due to the visitor restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus. Heidi decided to harness the power of social media, hoping a big company would step in to donate tablets to Beverly Hospital so patients could make video calls in lieu of visiting.

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Healthcare Heroes: Alicia Herlihy, RN, LSO

As non-urgent and elective surgeries were canceled at Beverly Hospital to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Alicia Herlihy, RN, LSO, an operating room (OR) nurse, saw this as an opportunity to help her community in its time of need. She volunteered to work in Beverly’s Emergency Department (ED) to help with the anticipated influx of COVID-19 patients. “I’m young, healthy and don’t have kids or anyone at home,” she explained. “I’ll work down there as long as it takes for this to pass through.”

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Healthcare Heroes: The Rhino Run Club

What started as a running club at a Beverly brewery has become a global philanthropic social media movement to help Beverly Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. When social distancing guidelines went into effect, the Rhino Run Club couldn’t meet in person anymore. Ben Garry, who owns Old Planters Brewing Company in Beverly, where the club originated, teamed up with his friend Scott Jamieson, a friend and captain of the team, to find a way to help the cause. 

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Healthcare Heroes: New England Biolabs and Beverly Hospital’s Fred Gronberg

Fred Gronberg is always helping his colleagues at Beverly Hospital, on and off the clock. The part-time simulation technician and pet therapy volunteer also works as a corporate trainer with New England Biolabs (NEB), a biotechnology company based in Ipswich. Thanks to Fred’s coordination and NEB’s generosity, the healthcare heroes at Beverly Hospital received more than 9,000 masks to protect them as they treat COVID-19 patients.

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Giving to Healthcare Heroes: Matt Knight and Scott Sica

The bright lights and loud music of weddings and parties seemed like a distant memory for Matt Knight. WIth social distancing and stay-at-home orders in effect, his North Shore-based event services company, MK Productions, wasn’t seeing much business. But rather than sitting around and doing nothing, he decided to use his skills to brighten the days, or really nights, of patients and staff at Beverly Hospital.

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Healthcare Heroes: Cell Signaling Technology Donates Personal Protective Equipment

“As a company rooted in science, we were troubled by reports that hospital staff was lacking the safety equipment to ensure basic protections,” said John Letcher, senior vice president of Global Human Resources at Cell Signaling Technology in Danvers. “We see ourselves as part of the Beverly community, and it was only natural for us to want help. We were thrilled to make this donation in a timely manner to help our local hospital.”

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Healthcare Heroes: Karla Robles, BSN, RN

When she got the call to work in Beverly Hospital’s COVID-19 testing tent on the first day it opened, Karla Robles, BSN, RN, didn’t hesitate to suit up and join the teams on the front lines of this pandemic. “I wasn’t nervous,” Karla said. “I felt privileged to give back to the community.”

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