Making A Difference With 28 Blankets

During our October Blanket Workshop, Service League members had all the fun of making 28 hand tied fleece lap blankets for Vidant patients.  Little did they suspect the powerful impact the blankets would have when workshop co-chairs Cathy Marsh and Cassie Causey delivered them to Vidant’s Medical Intermediate Unit.

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In the picture, (left to right) Cathy Marsh, Leslie Spencer (Office of Patient and Family Experience), Maria  Locklear (Nurse Manager MICU), Wendy Stevens  (Assistant Nurse Manager MICU), Chloe Linton (Staff Nurse III MICU), and Cassie Causey.

The impact of those 28 blankets can best told by two thank you notes to the Service League:

Cassie and Cathy,

I sent the two of you a written thank you but just wanted to make sure that you saw the impact your visit to MICU made – not only on the patients – but also on the staff. Below you will find Maria Locklear (MIU Nurse Manager’s) message that she wanted me to share with the two of you and the team that came together to make those beautiful blankets. I think the MIU team came to the conclusion that the best word to describe what had taken place was compassion…

Leslie Spencer
Program Manager
Vidant Medical Center
Office of Patient and Family Experience

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Please thank the service league team again for their kind donation of the handmade blankets for our patients.  This was a humbling experience for our team. The smiles, thanks and nonverbal responses were so touching. Patients who have been on our unit for a long time with traches smiled and showed emotions that just warmed our hearts. Everyone appreciated the gift and expressed how beautiful they were.  Again, Thanks to the Service League team for all their hard work and dedication to our organization.

Maria H. Locklear, MHA, BSN, RN, CNML
Patient Care Services Manager
Medical Intermediate Unit

Could you ask for a response any better than this?

Huge thanks to everyone involved!  This is what the Service League of Greenville NC is all about – serving the community!
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