Medina hospital will continue memorial tree in lobby for holidays

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 16 November 2020 at 1:15 pm

Provided photo: This is the Memorial Tree in the lobby of Medina Memorial Hospital last year. OCH Foundation has decided to put the tree up this year.

MEDINA – A longtime tradition of honoring loved ones will continue this year at Orleans Community Health.

The hospital Foundation has announced it will be able to put up the annual memorial tree in the lobby of Medina Memorial Hospital, according to Foundation director Heather Smith.

“This is a tradition I look forward to every year, and I am especially excited to do it this year,” Smith said. “It is a special opportunity to hang an ornament in memory and honor of family, friends and other loved ones.”

Smith said the tree has been a tradition for many years, but she isn’t sure how long they’ve been doing it. She does remember the first one had apple ornaments.

This year’s ornament is a copper-colored angel, which is similar in design to one of the ornaments last year, Smith said. The price remains at $10 per ornament.

The Foundation is offering an option this year of having the ornament mailed, so purchasers won’t have to come into the hospital to pick it up after the holidays.

The ornaments may be ordered online or by mailing in an order with the name of who the ornament is in memory of, and a check payable to OCH Foundation, 200 Ohio St., Medina. Ornaments are $10 each, plus $5 for mailing or $8 for mailing two.

Ornaments will be available for mailing or pick up at the hospital after Jan. 8.

Anyone wishing more information may call Smith at (585) 798-8426.

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