OCH’s Day of Remembrance planned for Sunday to recognize patients who passed away in 2022

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 5 May 2023 at 7:59 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Scott Robinson, director of Marketing at Community Partners, talks with Randi Ingersoll about the Day of Remembrance she is organizing Sunday at Oak Orchard Assembly of God.

MEDINA – Day of Remembrance was a tradition organized by nurse Deb Cook at Orleans Community Health, until her retirement. Then Covid hit and the event was dropped.

This year, nurse Randi Ingersoll has agreed to take over and revive Day of Remembrance, which honored all the patients of Orleans Community Health who passed away during 2022.

In preparation for the event, Ingersoll has been meeting regularly with others at Orleans Community Health who have the same passion as she does for this event.

All patients lost who were associated with Orleans Community Health will be recognized with prayer and a candle lighting ceremony. This includes patients of the dialysis units in Medina and Batavia, Emergency Room, Medical/Surgical Unit and North Wing, said Scott Robinson, director of Marketing at Community Partners.

Invitations have been sent to each family member and the hospital would love for families to come receive their condolences, Robinson said.

Guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Randy LeBaron, a pastor who serves with Supportive Care of Orleans.

The service is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Orchard Assembly of God on Ridge Road.

Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony.