Earle P. "Chuck" Charlton II last week announced a $2 million dollar pledge from the Charlton Charitable Trust to benefit the $33 million expansion project at St. Luke's Hospital, the New Bedford site of Southcoast Hospitals Group. The gift is the largest ever received by St. Luke's.
The pledge is the first of its kind made by the Charlton Trust to St. Luke's Hospital and continues the long legacy of giving to another Southcoast hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.
"Part of the intent of the Charlton Charitable Trust is to help ensure the people of southeastern Massachusetts have what they need," Charlton said. "We chose to make this pledge to St. Luke's because, as part of Southcoast Health System, the hospital provides essential services to the area."
AHA! Night hosts blood drive for Southcoast Blood Bank
You can "Chill Out" at AHA! Night in downtown New Bedford — and give the gift of life at the same time.
As part of New Bedford's monthly arts celebration, AHA! will be holding a blood drive to benefit the Southcoast Blood Bank on Thursday, November 9, from 3 to 8 p.m. The Southcoast Health Van will be parked at the Custom House fountain.
Everyone who gives blood will be thanked with festive AHA! buttons that can be redeemed for complementary chowder and coffee at participating AHA! partners.
Get ready to bid on great items to benefit St. Luke's
Here's your chance to bid on great items — for yourself or for a holiday gift — and support the Campaign for a New St. Luke's.
The Southcoast Online Aution's bidding opens Saturday, November 25, and concludes on Monday, December 18.
The auction will be filled with exciting items, such as:
- Three certificates for a three-day cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines.
- Apple iPod nano.
- Boston Celtics tickets.
- Overnight stay for two at Foxwoods.
- Boston Bruins tickets.
- Two-night stay at Residence Inn by Marriott.
- and much, much more ...
Southcoast Hospitals donates equipment to local paramedic services
Southcoast Hospitals recently donated 30 life-saving intraosseous (IO) infusion devices to eleven local non-profit paramedic services, further expanding the capabilities of the region's pre-hospital care providers.
The Southcoast Hospitals' Community Benefits Committee each year supports community health initiatives as part of its ongoing commitment to addressing the health and wellness needs of the community. The committee recently identified the need for intraosseaous (IO) infusion devices for local community EMS services. The IO devices have become the first alternative for paramedics that are unable to administer lifesaving fluids, drugs or blood products intravenously en route to the hospital.
"Being able to administer vital fluids and drugs intravenously is a challenge paramedics may face when treating critically ill patients," said William Kasdon, MD, Chairman of the Southcoast Community Benefits Committee and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Charlton Memorial Hospital.