Wife of Beloved NMH Volunteer Makes Generous Donation
July 23, 2009
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
NEWTON – Adele Rosen, wife of longtime NMH volunteer Nathan Rosen, recently made a generous donation to Newton Memorial Hospital guaranteed to improve the patient experience for those undergoing cancer treatment.
“Nat” Rosen, who had been a hardworking and dedicated volunteer since 2002 at Newton Memorial, was diagnosed with cancer and succumbed to his condition very suddenly in September of last year. Following his death, numerous donations had been made to the Auxiliary in his memory.
Nat, who volunteered primarily as a Courtesy Cart Driver, left a strong impression on patients, visitors, other volunteers, and employees he encountered. He had a genuine sense of humor and was known for stopping people in hallways to share a new joke. Nat contributed greatly to enhancing the NMH environment for the people who crossed his path.
Adele, a member of the Auxiliary Board of Directors and proud volunteer at the Beehive Thrift store, decided to donate that money, in the shape of a flat screen TV, to commemorate her beloved husband and continue to support patients on his behalf.
The flat screen television, now located in the Chemotherapy Infusion Room, benefits those required to spend long periods of time at the Hospital for cancer treatment.
“The TV provides patients with a source of entertainment and distraction during chemotherapy treatments that can prove to be quite stressful at times,” says Megan Sandow, Vice President of Development. “We really appreciate the contribution made by Adele and have already seen how it has brightened the experience for at least one of our patients, who I overheard call Adele an ‘angel’ for her gesture.”
PHOTO CAPTION: NMH employees stand with Adele Rosen, who generously donated a flat screen television to the Chemotherapy Infusion Room in memory of her husband, Nathan Rosen, a dedicated NMH volunteer who passed away last September. Pictured from left to right, Megan Sandow, Vice President of Development, Doreen Eisenecker, Secretary to the Auxiliary, Adele Rosen, Donna Morris, RN and Janine Nowicki, RN. A commemorative plate bearing Nat Rosen’s name is affixed to the television, ensuring that all future patients will know the role he and his wife played in enhancing the patient experience at Newton Memorial.