Lyndonville Foundation donates $20K towards van for hospital

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 23 January 2019 at 1:33 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Darren Wilson, right, president of the Lyndonville Foundation, presents a check for $20,000 to Orleans Community Health CEO Mark Cye to help with purchase of a handicap accessible van for the North Wing,a skilled nursing facility at Medina Memorial Hospital.

MEDINA – Efforts to purchase a handicap accessible van for the North Wing at Orleans Community Health got a big boost with a donation from the Lyndonville Foundation.

On Monday, Lyndonville Foundation president Darren Wilson presented a check for $20,000 to hospital CEO Mark Cye.

Hospital personnel made a request to the Lyndonville Foundation after a suggestion by Lynne Johnson, Orleans County legislator and Lyndonville resident who is also on the Orleans Community Health board.

“We were looking for a local group which could support us in our efforts to purchase a van,” said Cindy Perry, director of outreach, education and marketing for the hospital’s Community Partners. “Our van takes residents to sites all over the county, including Lyndonville for ice cream in the summer.”

Wilson said the Foundation is always looking for opportunities to help the local community.

“Our board felt this was a valuable service which needed funding,” Wilson said. “This is what the Foundation does – fill gaps where funding is needed.”

Cye said they previously had a van, but it has been out of service for more than a year.

“It will be great to have a vehicle again which can accommodate wheelchairs,” Perry said.

The new van has been ordered and delivery is expected soon. It is a 14-passenger with wheelchair accessibility.

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