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bankHometown presents multiple contributions to Harrington Healthcare System

OXFORD, MA:  Michael D. Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced the bank has presented 3 checks to the Harrington HealthCare system to fund current renovations and vital community outreach programs.

First, a $1,000.00 contribution was made for Harrington Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) renovations.  The hospital is located in Southbridge, MA.  The last major renovation occurred in 1998 to bring the ED to its current state of 14 stretcher rooms plus a triage room and overflow room.  Since this renovation, the annual volume of visits has grown 23% with steady increases over the most recent years.

Second, a $1,056.00 contribution was presented for Harrington’s Power of One campaign.  This money was raised solely by bankHometown employees on a designated “Jean’s Day” where employees can dress down and contribute to a special cause.  Harrington Hospital launched this fundraising campaign to benefit people struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.  The Power of One campaign enlists the aid of local businesses from across southern Worcester County to create innovative ways to raise money for recovery services.

Lastly, a $5,000.00 contribution was presented for Harrington’s Coexisting Diagnostic Unit (CDU) at their Webster location, now known as Harrington HealthCare at Webster. The facility is the first inpatient unit in central and western Massachusetts to offer an inpatient psychiatric unit with a specialty track for patients suffering from both mental and substance abuse.

Karen Spiewak, Director of Development at Harrington HealthCare, said “We are extremely grateful for bankHometown’s support. Their employees and leadership have demonstrated time and time again that they genuinely care about the community. In this case, they chose to support all three of our recent initiatives, invested time learning even more about how Harrington’s programs impact our shared communities. Generous, genuine and caring, it doesn’t get much better than that! Kudos to them for helping keep access to quality compassionate care local.”

Michael Hewitt, President & CEO of bankHometown added “The Hospital team and this new facility provide an invaluable service to our community.  As a committed local bank, we are very pleased to be able to assist in a small way to these wonderful initiatives.”