Recently, StonehamBank CEO Edward F. Doherty Jr., was wondering how to help Winchester Hospital during this pandemic. After viewing a news story about a local car manufacturer making tens of thousands of face shields to help with the national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), Doherty decided to help the hospital by purchasing and then donating 1,000 face shields for the frontline staff. He personally delivered the shields to the hospital’s warehouse on Maple Street in Stoneham, just behind the bank’s Montvale Avenue branch.
“Everyone was so appreciative,” he said. “Healthcare workers are our community heroes. Donating these face shields to keep them safe is just one way we can help frontline caregivers during this challenging time.”
But Doherty didn’t stop there. He hired a local caterer to deliver individually wrapped cookies for the staff. For him, these gestures were personal. He has been a patient at Winchester Hospital and his three children were born there. “We still remember the doctors and nurses who took great care of my family.”
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our staff and patients,” said Denise Flynn, Winchester’s vice president of philanthropy. “People like Ed Doherty provide a bright light for us during these difficult times.”