Gift Advances New Surgical Suite

A Woburn couple supports the hospital’s No. 1 priority through a leadership gift from their donor-advised fund.

Sal and Susan Paterna photo
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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