Supporting Beverly Hospital Is This Family’s Tradition

For Joanie and Tim Ingraham, Beverly Hospital is part of the family. It’s where their sons were born and where Tim’s father was a neurosurgeon, so donating to the hospital has been a long family tradition. Now they have made leadership gifts toward a new maternity pavilion.

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A Gift For the Next Generation

Allan and Marilee Gilbert are giving $1 million to Beverly Hospital for a capital project that will expand maternity services.

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Nursing Scholarship Fund Honors Longtime Leader

The North Shore community has enthusiastically embraced the Frederick Thorne Nursing Scholarship Fund, which was established late last year in honor of Beverly Hospital’s longtime friend and steadfast ally Fred Thorne.

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George Scharfe
Dramatic Rescue Prompts Lifesaving Gift

Gloucester emergency personnel received a 911 call early one February morning from a local supermarket. A 56-year-old employee had gone into cardiac arrest and collapsed, unresponsive, in the back room. EMTs arrived immediately and began steady, continuous chest compressions in preparation for the trip to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

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Colleague Giving
Catch the Dream, Join the Team

“In the end, when we give to the hospital, it is all about our patients. It’s not giving to some unknown, far-away corporation; it’s giving to all of those whom we are blessed to care for each and every day,” said Janet Lations, RN, a staff nurse on one of Beverly Hospital’s medical-surgical floors. “I am proud to invest in this hospital. I believe in what we do, and I truly love our patients.”

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Trusted North Shore Neighbors

The Ayer-Loring family history of support for Beverly Hospital stretches back before the turn of the last century and continues to this day. As Rosemary Loring Byrne noted, “It could fill a book!” Her brother, Caleb Loring, rattled off names of relatives who had volunteered or worked for the hospital going back to his great, great aunt, one of the earliest board members in 1910. When asked about his and Rosemary’s role as current-day supporters, Caleb merely chuckled, “It is tough to say ‘no’ when you are descended from an Ayer or a Loring.”

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