OCH seeks to recognize veterans with display at hospital

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 30 April 2024 at 7:25 am

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health is asking the community to join with them in paying tribute to local veterans.

A year and a half ago, the hospital formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to do internal education, and decided to include the community.

In March, to celebrate Women’s History Month, they created a wall of honor in the hospital lobby, where anyone from the hospital or in the community could write the name of a special woman on a slip of paper and post it on a wall of windows.

“For everyone who walked in the lobby, that was the first thing they saw,” said Scott Robinson, director of Marketing, Communication and Outreach at Community Partners. “Chances are, everyone who comes into a hospital is not in the best mood, and this is a chance to brighten their day and showcase people who deserve to be highlighted.”

For the next month, the public is asked to write down the name of a late veteran, with a picture if possible, who deserves to be remembered.

“The intention behind this display is to sincerely honor the memory of friends, family and others who have served the nation and are no longer with us,” Robinson said. “That said, we also want to ensure that no one is overlooked or forgotten. We have a deep admiration for anyone who has served or is currently serving our country in the Armed Forces, and we’ll be working on a future display that honors all veterans and those in active duty.”

Names and photos can be sent to Kristin Grose at KGrose@medinamemorial.org or brought to her at the hospital.