In 1967, Edith Johnston left the state of Maine and came to RI where she went on to teach for 33 years. After retirement, Edith decided that she wanted to spend her time volunteering at South County Hospital. The first 10 years of her volunteer service she managed the Gift Shop. “We were open every day from noon ‘til eight p.m., which were the visiting hours at that time," said Edith. "They let me close on Thanksgiving and Christmas!” She then transferred to Medical Records, where she says "everyone made her feel part of the family. "All of the hospital staff made me feel at home with them," said Edith. "There is no other place like it.”
Since South County Hospital has been such an important part of Edith's life for so many years, she has generously named the Hospital in her estate plans, making her a Flagship Society member. Throughout its history, South County Hospital has benefited from the generosity of many friends, including Edith, who have provided support through their bequests and other forms of planned or deferred gifts.
If you would like to learn more about joining the Flagship Society, contact Claudia Swain, major and planned gifts officer, at 401 788-1608.