On Thursday, April 11, 2019, South Country Co-op Ltd presented the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation with a $15,000 cheque to renovate the dining hall on 2 North at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.
This dining hall is the social hub for patients of the Geriatric Assessment Unit (GAU), and their families. The GAU offers assessments to older adults who may need rehabilitation or transitional services, and works with a multi-disciplinary team, with input from the patient and their families, to review the patient’s needs.
Anyone who has spent more than a day in the hospital knows how dreary it can be; by giving the 2 North dining hall a facelift the morale of patients will improve, boosting their mood and well-being, and hopefully bettering their mental health as well. It will also be a brighter, happier place for patients and families to visit together!
Pictured from left to right: Colleen Cavan, Health Foundation Trustee; Sue Edwards, SCCOOP Board member, Nadine Kirschenman, SCCOOP Board member-at-large; Rachelle Bistretza, Manager of 2 North; Richard Potter, SCCOOP Board President; Carmen Hudson, SCCOOP Marketing & Community Relations Manager; and Heather Bach, Executive Director of the Health Foundation.