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Stowe Charities Funds Infusion Suites for Copley Hospital

January 31, 2017

Stowe Charities Inc. Gifts Copley Hospital with Portion of Proceeds
from 2016 Stowe Wine & Food Classic

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Pictured at the Spruce Peak Pavilion, where the event was held, are (l-r) Camp TaKumTa Executive Director Hattie Johnson, Stowe Charities’ Greg Paus and Tony Campos, Copley Hospital CEO Art Mathisen and Spruce Peak VP Sam Gaines.

Stowe – The 2016 Stowe Wine & Food Classic again provided a celebration of good food, exquisite wines and refreshing craft beer, thanks to the hard work of Stowe Charities, Inc. The Stowe-based not-for-profit organization has donated $12,500, a portion of the proceeds raised by the event, to Copley Hospital to outfit two new Chemotherapy/Infusion Rooms that will be built later this year in the hospital’s Center for Outpatient Services. The gift enables the hospital to outfit each private room with a special reclining chair, Infusion Pump and IV pole, television, and comfortable seating for family and friends.

“Thank you, Stowe Charities, for helping Copley provide our patients with a more comfortable, and welcoming private space for their infusion treatments,” said Art Mathisen, CEO of Copley Hospital.  Mathisen explains that the hospital is expanding their Infusion Service later this year, building two new Infusion Suites for a total of four, to meet community need.  Patients receiving infusions often occupy these rooms for several hours, so comfort and privacy is very important.  While receiving treatment, patients and family members have access to a kitchenette for beverages and snacks; the hospital’s cafeteria provides a full meal if patients are there during a mealtime.

“Stowe Charities continues to be supportive of Copley and we are grateful for their commitment to coordinating an event that celebrates good food and drink as a means to help our community,” says Mathisen.  Past gifts have helped purchase medical equipment including a gamma camera and cardiac monitors, and helped ensure care is available to everyone in need by supporting Copley’s Charitable Care Program.  “Their support has helped save lives and is greatly appreciated.”

Stowe Charities named Copley Hospital and Camp TaKumTa as the beneficiaries of the 2016 Stowe Wine and Food Classic. The 3-day event was held in August at Spruce Peak at Stowe and included “Brews, Blues & Food Truck Crews” featuring Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band; “Stowe Classic’s Taste of Vermont;” and its renowned “Grand Tasting.”

Copley Hospital is greater Lamoille County’s non-profit community hospital and one of the area’s largest employers. For the past five years, Copley has been recognized as a HealthStrong Hospital, an award of excellence based on a comprehensive measurement metrics including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with more than 60 specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, The Women’s Center (Obstetrics/Gynecology), Mansfield Orthopaedics , Rehabilitation Services and Urology on its campus in Morrisville. Visit www.copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.