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Conemaugh Memorial Receives Pillowcases for Pediatrics
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Posted: 2014-07-11


Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Pediatric patients have another reason to smile during their inpatient stay. In addition to receiving quality care by experienced physicians and staff, many will now receive a pillowcase. Barbara Marker recently made a generous donation of more than 30 handmade pillowcases for patients to use while in the hospital and to take home when discharged.  

Marker began creating pillowcases after seeing the idea in a quilting magazine that organizes a challenge to donate one million pillowcases for children in hospitals across the country. Instead of sending the pillowcases to the organization for distribution, she decided to give them directly to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Pediatric Department. 

“I was in the hospital several times during my childhood,” says Marker. “I hope the pillowcases will brighten the child’s day and help make their stay a little easier.”  

Marker presented the pillowcases to Dolly Gindlesperger, Nurse Manager of Conemaugh Memorial’s Pediatric and Women Services. Marker intends to continue her donations in the future, adding hospice patients to her donation list.  

To learn more about Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, visit www.conemaugh.org.  


About Conemaugh Health System

Conemaugh Health System is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 4,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes.  Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physician, nurses and allied health providers. For more information on Conemaugh, visit us at www.conemaugh.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Conemaugh.

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Phone: (814) 534-3121
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