Dosher Foundation receives $30,000 grant from Louis Bacon's Orton Foundation

Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $30,000 grant from The Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Louis Bacon's Moore Charitable Foundation, for the hospital's Emergency Department, which treats more than 13,000 patients per year.

"The Orton Foundation recognizes the excellent work that Dosher Memorial Hospital does for the community and has supported us for a total of $80,000 over the past three years," Dosher Foundation Chair Barbara Boland said. "Generous partners like The Orton Foundation are vital to the success of our hospital in providing critical care services to our patients."

The funds will go toward the purchase of three motorized stretchers for the Emergency Department, which earned two national awards in 2016 for providing high patient satisfaction for two consecutive years.

"We are proud to partner with Dosher Memorial Hospital to provide critical services and improved medical access to the people of North Carolina," Louis Bacon, founder and chairman of The Moore Charitable Foundation and its affiliates, said.


Photo: Dr. Joseph Hatem, Emergency Department medical director and Dosher Foundation Board member, explains the benefits of the three motorized stretchers to a reporter from WWAY-TV.


Photo: Sara Hesse, RN, Emergency Department, demonstrates the features of one of the high-tech stretchers that includes a scale and adjustable positions via patient remote control.

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