Bridgton Hospital Guild’s final donation to be used for breast cancer screenings
Bridgton Hospital is a big step closer to acquiring a state-of-the-art 3D mammogram unit, thanks to a generous donation from the Bridgton Hospital Guild.
For years, the now-dissolved guild has been operating a coffee shop and thrift store to help raise funds for equipment that the hospital, on its own, could not acquire. Recently, Bridgton Guild President Marlise Libby and treasurer JoAnn Morasse presented Peter J. Wright, FACHE, president of Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital, with a $40,000 check that will go toward the purchase of the mammogram equipment.
“For years, we’ve been glad to help Bridgton Hospital get equipment they need with funds we were able to raise,” Libby said. “As our final donation, we were able to further the effort to obtain this much-needed 3D mammogram unit.”
“On behalf of the team members and leadership at Bridgton Hospital, I cannot thank the members of the guild enough,” Wright said. “The time and effort these volunteers have put in to ensure we provide the best healthcare to our community has been invaluable.”
Mammography is one of many diagnostic services Bridgton Hospital makes available to residents of western Maine. All imaging is done digitally, which makes results easily accessible and transferable, if necessary.
The Bridgton Hospital Guild is also deeding the building the thrift shop was located in to Bridgton Hospital. Proceeds from the planned sale of the building will also go toward purchase of the mammogram equipment.