BIHS fundraiser a success

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 3:45pm

To the Editor,

What a wonderful community Block Island is!

Thanks to another successful Virtual Fundraiser and Silent Auction for the Block Island Medical Center, over $133,000 will go directly to help fund the Medical Center’s current operating expenses.

We are grateful to the island businesses and organization that contributed as sponsors, to all of the friends of the Medical Center who donated artwork, gift certificates, items and experiences, and to all of you who bid – for many items well above fair market value.
Thank you to all who donated to ‘fund and physician or nurse’ and toward physician housing – to help provide for the extra coverage needed to manage our summertime patient load.

And thank you to those who bought new appliances to outfit the second floor housing in the renovated and expanded Medical Center, construction of which will begin this fall. We now ask our committed community to invest in the long term sustainability of providing health care to all on Block Island. Please visit the Medical Center’s website to learn about the exciting plans to update our facility to provide for healthcare needs of our community well into the future.
On behalf of the BIHS Board of Directors and the silent Auction committee,
Laura Parsons and Susan Stover