Benevolence and Blues celebrates generosity
Over 100 people attended Benevolence and Blues at the Visions Event Center on Friday, January 26. At the event, the Winona Health Foundation celebrated generosity throughout Winona Health and the community. Four honorees were recognized at the blues-themed event: Amy Boutelle, Gloria Siewert, Dean McClenathan, and the Conservative Management Clinic.
For the past year and a half, Amy Boutelle, Certified Nursing Assistant/Trained Medication Assistant, Lake Winona Manor has donated her time, talent and treasures to individually crochet items for the residents. From dolls to turkey leg hats, Amy’s mission is to craft a special item for all residents, based on their likes, preferences or life history.
Knitted what? Gloria Siewert’s visit with a friend started a new Winona Health Volunteer service that is helping breast cancer survivors in the Winona region. Knitted Knockers are a soft, handmade alternative to a traditional breast prosthesis and involve a team of generous knitters and volunteers who make these special items with love and compassion.
The Phyllis McClenathan Nursing Scholarship
Dean McClenathan, in memory of his wife Phyllis, established an endowment within the Winona Health Foundation to fund an annual $1,000 scholarship for a nursing student entering their last year of study. A registered nurse, Phyllis provided compassionate care in the WH Family Birth Center for twenty years before she passed away in January 2006. Twelve Winona Health employees (nursing students) have benefited from the family’s ongoing generosity.
Conservative Management Clinic
When it comes to prescription medication, there can definitely be too much of a good thing. In response to the national drug overdose epidemic, Winona Health developed the Conservative Management Clinic (CMC) to help patients on pain medication get the best treatment for their needs. Under the management of Dr. Daniel Parker, Dr. Al Beguin and team, the CMC has successfully helped many patients in the past 3 years.
Costello and Hipps were on-hand at the event to provide music and entertainment, and dinner featured true southern fare like barbecued ribs, sweet potato fingerlings and pecan pie. Mark your calendars now for January 25th, 2019 for the next Benevolence and Blues event.
Benevolence & Blues 2018 – an evening of benevolence, blues and barbecued ribs…