NHRMC Foundation Receives Donation from Wilmington Central Rotary

July 18, 2016
WILMINGTON, NC – The members of the Wilmington Central Rotary Club have generously donated $18,000 to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation for the purchase of seven Kangaroo Rocker Recliner chairs for patients and family members staying in the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

“Helping others is at the center of the Wilmington Central Rotary Club’s mission, and what better way to do that than support the patients and families being served by the incredible physicians and staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center,” said Louise McColl, Wilmington Central Rotary president and the chair for the Wilmington’s Got Talent event where the funds were raised. “We are delighted to support young patients and their families so their stay in the hospital is as comfortable as possible.”

The donation, raised by the 30-member organization, was given in honor of Sanders Burney. The recliners, which are available in every pediatric room of the NHRMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, offer a comfortable resting place for loved ones. The former chairs did not recline, making it less comfortable for parents and family members to be at the bedside of pediatric patients.

“These chairs are so comforting for parents and family,” said NHRMC Foundation Vice President of Development and Executive Director Schorr Davis. “Many parents often stay overnight and throughout the day with their child and these chairs now allow them to sit or sleep comfortably for long periods of time. We recently had a mother comment on how comfortable these chairs are and we could not be more thankful for the impact Wilmington Central Rotary has made towards patient satisfaction in this area at NHRMC.”

For more information about giving to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org or call 910.667.5002.