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Memorial Gifts Make Hospice Room at LRGH a Reality

8/7/2012

August 6, 2012 was a very meaningful date for the Drouin Family -- and for patients and staff at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Marking the second anniversary of their father’s passing, siblings Thomas Drouin, Reverend Marc Drouin, Anne Maltais, and Lise Johnson, along with family, friends, and LRGH staff, gathered together for a special dedication of a newly-decorated Hospice Room, in memory of Benoit and Elizabeth Drouin.

Mr. and Mrs. Drouin were both patients at LRGH, and they and their family had become close with many staff members during what were very trying times. As a tribute to their parents, Tom, Marc, Anne, and Lise encouraged friends and family members to consider making a gift to renew a corner room on North 4, which will now be used for hospice patients.

The room has a beautiful view, tranquil colors on the walls, new window treatments, warm wood furniture, a flat-screen television, and a pull-out sofa and recliner for visiting family and friends. The room gives off a serene and calming feel, which was the hope of the team at Decorative Interiors and staff members involved in the decorating process.

After an emotional prayer lead by Father Marc in memory of their parents, over a dozen family members were able to view the finished room. Just outside the room is a plaque which reads: In Loving Memory of Benoit and Elizabeth Drouin…Peace for Those Lost, Hope for Those Among Us.

“Today’s gathering represents a heart-warming celebration of the lives of two wonderful people, Benoit and Elizabeth Drouin,” explains LRGHealthcare Inpatient Services Director Elaine Cartier. “The gifts received in their honor were used to transform a hospital room into a warm and comforting place for patients and their families. Countless patients will be able to enjoy this room for years to come and we are very grateful to the Drouin Family and their many friends who made this a reality.”

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.


PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Drouin Family joined together with friends at Lakes Region General Hospital to dedicate a newly-decorated Hospice Room in memory of Benoit and Elizabeth Drouin.  From left to right: LRGHealthcare Inpatient Services Director Elaine Cartier; Tom Drouin; Anne Maltais; Rev. Marc B. Drouin; Lise Johnson; LRGHealthcare CNO- Senior VP/Patient Care Services Ellen Wolff; and LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont.

PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Drouin Family joined together with friends at Lakes Region General Hospital to dedicate a newly-decorated Hospice Room in memory of Benoit and Elizabeth Drouin. From left to right: LRGHealthcare Inpatient Services Director Elaine Cartier; Tom Drouin; Anne Maltais; Rev. Marc B. Drouin; Lise Johnson; LRGHealthcare CNO- Senior VP/Patient Care Services Ellen Wolff; and LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont.

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