The ED staff’s shining moments this year were led by Eileen Keough, an administrative assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

This fall, the ED got involved with John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Jamaica Plain by donating back-to-school supplies. This opportunity for giving took hold, and staff wanted more opportunities to support our neighborhood school. The ED organized MittenFest in November, collecting more than 300 hats and mittens that were given to the children at the school.

The department then made a pledge to “adopt” the same school for Christmas. We reached out to the school administration to make wish list of Christmas gifts for the neediest students. The school principal, nurse and a social worker compiled a list of homeless families whose children attend the school and will not have a Christmas without our help. We delivered the gifts, with help from Fallon Ambulance, on Dec. 19. The faculty and staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School were grateful for our department’s philanthropy toward a student population in great need.

Janet Gorman, MM, BSN, RN
Nurse Director, Department of Emergency Medicine