Recent Corporator Events & Activities
Summer Coffee/Dinner and Conversation with Christine Schuster
Throughout the summer, Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital, met with new corporators at the hospital. This provided an opportunity for corporators to learn the latest news on hospital activities and business while interacting with Ms. Schuster in a small-group setting.
Emerson Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament
Corporator Jennifer Cyrs of Boxborough led the Golf Tournament Committee to a sell-out crowd of golfers at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord on a beautiful fall day. Other corporators on the planning committee included Leslie Cheney, Denise Haartz and Sally Savelle. Many corporators sponsored a team or volunteered at the event, which raised $67,000 to support Emerson Hospital programs such as Pediatric Intervention Team coping kits, community services transport equipment, the Emerson Hospital employee emergency assistance fund and cardiac rehabilitation equipment. Diane Moes from Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, a Platinum Sponsor, won the grand raffle prize—a weekend trip to Wequassett Golf Resort on the Cape. Congratulations, Diane!
Seventy three corporators attended an educational dinner held at the site of the new and expanded Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services at 300 Baker Avenue in Concord. A computer-simulated tour highlighted the features of the 16,700-square-foot-space, which will include the Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center. For more information, please contact Melissa Saalfield at 978-287-3583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard Wine-Tasting Event
Emerson Hospital hosted a wine-tasting event at the Harvard General Store one evening in September. Corporators from Harvard and area towns attended, along with donors and friends interested in learning more about Emerson. Guests sampled fine wines and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and chocolates while Christine Schuster, Emerson president and CEO, engaged attendees in a conversation on how the hospital is adapting to the changing dynamics in healthcare.
Verrill Farm Harvest Festival
A gorgeous, summer-like day awaited hundreds of families at the seventh Verrill Farm Harvest Festival. Games, activities, pumpkin-picking, pony rides, popcorn and brightly painted faces were all part of the festivities. Stephen, Joan, and Jen Verrill, (Stephen is a Concord corporator), owners of Verrill Farms of Concord, hosted the harvest festival to benefit Emerson Hospital’s pediatric coping kit program. The kits are distributed to pediatric patients and their parents to make the hospital experience an easier one. $16,000 was raised and donated by the Verrills. Corporators Sally Bradford, Heidi Harring, Bruce Osterling, Betsy Purcell, Kim Reid and Julie Turner were among the 97 volunteers who helped at the event. Paul Birch, a hospital board director, lent a hand at the Baseball Speed Pitch!
October began with a cocktail reception at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln that was designed to show appreciation for Emerson’s leadership donors. Ninety-five guests heard remarks by Christine Schuster, president and CEO; Gloria Clough, chair of the Emerson Health Care Foundation; and Lynn Martin, chair of the Annual Appeal Committee. Donors were thanked for their generosity, which led the way to $3.3 million in gifts, including $1.1 million for the Annual Appeal.