The Wyandot Memorial Hospital “Delivery Team” of Dr. Joe Sberna (from left), Nurse Midwife Susan Hotelling, Dr. Anne B. Clark and Maternity Department manager Tammy Jeffrey look forward to the renovations planned with funds raised by the hospital foundation’s annual campaign.
Renovations are needed in the Maternity Department at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, and they are the priority project for the Wyandot Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Annual Campaign.
“Much of the décor in Maternity dates back to 1991,” noted hospital CEO and Foundation board member Joe D’Ettorre. “That’s more than 25 years ago, and quite a few of the babies born at that time have since returned to the department to deliver their own bundles of joy.”
Ty Shaull, the hospital’s chief operating officer, reported both his two daughters and now two granddaughters have arrived while the same wallpaper was up.
“We routinely receive positive comments from patients on their experiences with Maternity,” Shaull stated, “but some of the negative feedback we receive is directed at the appearance of the department.”
He shared that one recent patient survey said it best: “Maternity ward of hospital seems outdated compared to the new addition of the hospital.”
According to D’Ettorre, nearly 150 babies are delivered each year at WMH.
“Each new life is greeted by our skilled and compassionate physicians, nurse midwife and nursing professionals,” he said. “We want to give those newborns and their families a heartfelt welcome with surroundings that echo the warmth of our community.”
Foundation Chairman Andy Loose and Obstetrician/Gynecologist Anne B. Clark, DO, chief of OB/GYN and chief of staff at WMH, encouraged community support of the annual campaign.
“So many of us rely on the hospital’s services,” Loose stated, “and we recognize the value of making a donation that stays right here and helps our many friends and neighbors.”
Dr. Clark emphasized that all gifts to the annual campaign are tax deductible, and donors will be recognized in the newspaper and hospital newsletter mailed to every household in the county.
“It’s important to know that 100% of your gift benefits this worthy project,” D’Ettorre added. “We rely on the efforts of volunteers – like Andy – and employees to conduct campaigns, and do not engage outside paid consultants.”
Donations in any amount are accepted and they may be mailed to the public relations office at the hospital. For more details, phone the PR office at 419-294-4991, extension 2268, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.