Members of the West Rutland Cub Scout Pack #116 along with Cubmaster Chip Reed and Danielle Sweeney recently delivered bags of comfort to cancer patients at the Foley Cancer Center. The troop collected a variety of items including handmade knit hats, headphones, mints and fleece blankets made by the troop to fill special bags donated by Brooke Trepanier, a local distributor of 31 Bags and Purses and other donors.
West Rutland Cub Scout Pack #116 has 19 boys in various stages of scouting and look for opportunities for the pack to learn, build character, develop personal fitness and give back to the community. “So many people in the community face the challenges of cancer,” said Cubmaster Chip Reed “The troop really wanted to help.”
“Gifts like this are important on so many levels,” said Rick Lovett, MD. “The kindness shared through this project will be appreciated by our patients and the young men learn so much about helping others.”
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals.
Nationally Recognized Care
At Rutland Regional, our commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.