RANDOLPH — Hospitals don’t close for the holidays, and missing regular celebrations is just one way hospital employees serve their patients and their communities during the giving season.
Across the state, hospitals are engaged in efforts to make the holidays and the cold Vermont winters easier for our less fortunate neighbors.
Gifford Medical Center chose to celebrate the holidays through community dinners, participating in Giving Tuesday, and the Winter Lights Parade.
Gifford providers and staff hosted free community dinners throughout December in Chelsea, Royalton, and Randolp, serving hundreds with chef-prepared pot pie, salad, dessert, rolls and cider.
They also hosted a food drive, collecting goods from providers and staff, and delivered the food to the Bethel Food Shelf on Giving Tuesday.
Gifford also participated in the Winter Lights Parade in Randolph with a float starring kiddos from Robin’s Nest, Gifford’s on-site childcare center, their parents, and a few members of the pediatrics team.