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100th Comfort Cover donated for hospital patients
Rejeanne Laverdure has created 100 Comfort Covers for Rumford Hospital patients.
RUMFORD -- Rejeanne Laverdure has made 100 comfort covers for Rumford Hospital patients.
She joins a select group of other Caring Stitchers who have reached that plateau, including Sue Bartash, Martha Hanington and Annette Ross. Every Rumford Hospital inpatient is given one of the lap robes, called Comfort Covers because they are meant to comfort patients.
Comfort Covers are the brainchild of hospital Accountant Charlene Cooper and Med/Surg Nurse Manager Joette Carlton, who are both fond of needlework. Comfort Covers - some crocheted, some knit, some fleece with fancy borders, some quilted - help patients feel not only warm but also cared for. Each cover carries a tag urging a patient to take the cover home with them, as well as the name of the stitcher.
Most Caring Stitchers supply their own materials but the group occasionally has yarn donated. Unfortunately, not all the donated yarn is usable. For more information about Comfort Covers or to donate yarn or lap robes, call Cooper at 369-1038.