Teresa Pagnotta, Regional Vice President. Seaway Market, BMO; Kristen Casselman, Managing Director, WDMH Foundation; and Melissa Crawford, Branch Manager BMO, Winchester

by Jane Adams

The BMO Bank of Montreal team has just delivered their second gift of $2,500 to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation: part of a $7,500 pledge to support health care close to home. The money is being directed to the WDMH Foundation’s General Equipment Fund.

This year, the gift will be used support the purchase of equipment, such as the three new electrosurgical generators for the Operating Rooms. These generators are not the type one might use when the power goes out – they allow surgeons to control bleeding during procedures. The machines cost about $89,000.

“Thank you to BMO for this incredible commitment,” says Kristen Casselman, the Foundation’s Managing Director. “There were more than 4,760 surgeries at WDMH last year, and the electrosurgical generators were used for almost every one of them. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving!”

Last year, BMO’s $2,500 gift was directed toward the purchase of a new echocardiogram machine for WDMH’s expanded cardiac program. More than 1,000 echocardiograms have been performed at WDMH since the new machine arrived.

“At BMO, we are committed to fulfill our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in Business and in Life. We are more than simply bankers, we are people first, and our purpose makes a clear connection to banking and the impact we make together with our employees, communities and customers,” sums up Teresa Pagnotta, Regional Vice President, Seaway Market at BMO. “We are extremely proud to support WDMH for the purchase of equipment like three new electrosurgical generators, and we extend our very best wishes for the campaign’s every success.”


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