2017/2018 Annual Fund


Did you know Cheshire Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital that relies on the generosity of people like you? We’ve been here for 125 years, caring for the health and wellness of our neighbors, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, I hope you will be there for us.

Community giving helps Cheshire Medical Center provide a broad range of specialty medical services (many of which aren’t available for miles around) and maintain high standards for patient safety. All of which supports our commitment to providing you with exceptional care, close to home.

Of course, continually striving to achieve higher levels of care is at the core of who we are. To that end, Cheshire Medical Center is seeking to purchase a patient bedside monitoring and notification system called Masimo. It’s the type of technology that may one day save your life or the life of a loved one.

Masimo will give our nurses an extra set of eyes and ears at all times. The system monitors patients 24 hours per day, remotely notifying care staff of critical patient information. For example, suppose a patient’s heart rate or other vital sign suddenly declines in between nurse visits to the room. In this case, Masimo will immediately alert staff about the patient’s change in condition.

In an acute care hospital like Cheshire Medical Center, receiving prompt medical attention can often be the difference between life and death. Masimo remote notification technology will ensure our staff can attend to patients faster, thus saving lives, improving outcomes and shortening hospital stays. You can help bring this important technology to our community.

We need your support to raise $225,000 to purchase Masimo. Your gift of $35, $50, $75 or even $125 will strengthen the Medical Center and help us deliver even higher levels of care. And remember: Every dollar you give stays right here to benefit local patient care.

An investment in Cheshire Medical Center is an investment in your community. Won’t you please show your support today? Thank you.

Did you know Cheshire Medical Center will be the only other hospital in New Hampshire to have this technology?  Dartmouth-Hitchcock is using Masimo and their nurses enthusiastically state: “Without a doubt, Masimo has helped save lives.”

Additional ways to make your gift:

By Mail:
The Cheshire Health Foundation
580 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431

By phone: (603) 354-6810
Jim Boden, Director of Annual Giving