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Date Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fourth Annual Margaretville Hospital Art Auction Raised Funds for New Heliport

The successful auction, held at MTC Community Room, featured artwork by local artists

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MARGARETVILLE, N.Y., (May 21, 2024) –– Artwork sold at auction benefited
 Margaretville HospitalMore than 100 people attended Margaretville Hospital’s Fourth Annual Art Auction, held on Saturday, May 18 at the MTC Community Room in Margaretville. The event – which featured art by Patrice Lorenz, Christie Scheele, Michael Reichman, Judy Howie-Coury, Hunt Slonem and other local artists – was a huge success. Attendees were able to preview the artwork both online and at a preview reception held at River Rock Events in Delhi.

Proceeds from the Margaretville Hospital art auction will support the Margaretville Hospital Heliport Project. Currently, when Margaretville Hospital patients need to be transported by helicopter to another facility, transport helicopters are called and land in a space roughly half a mile from the hospital, with patients shuttled by ambulance to the landing zone.

Artwork sold at auction benefited Margaretville Hospital

The construction of a Margaretville Hospital heliport will reduce the time it takes to get patients who need critical care to a higher acuity medical center. The heliport will also help preserve first responder resources, minimize the number of clinical personnel needed for transport, reduce risk associated with patient transfers, and increase access to trauma care specialists.

Sponsors of the event included:

Arkville Veterinary Care, BEAR Architects, Catskill Dream Team, Coldwell Banker - Timberland Properties, Delaware Bulldozing Corp, HomeGoods - The Kitchen Cheetah, Margaretville Telephone Company, Diana Mason, Peekamoose Restaurant, Phoenicia Diner, Richard A. Siegel & Polly de Mille, Sluiter Agency, and Wadler Bros. Inc.

 About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.