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September 25, 2018

Youth Leadership Group Donates Blankets to Oswego Hospital Pediatric Dept.


  In the photo with their blankets at Oswego Hospital, from the left in the front are, Ashley Woodcock, of Fulton; Lauren Gregory, of Mexico; Marie Rice, of Sandy Creek; Sarah Tyrrell, of Sandy Creek; and Ellen McConnell, of Mexico. Standing on the back row from the left are Lisa Black, of Hannibal; Oswego Hospital Registered Nurse Jamie Truax; Carrie Kangah, RN, clinical manager of the Oswego Hospital’s third floor; David Barber, director of Oswego Health fund development; Neil Devendorf, of Fulton; and Zachary Bartell, of Mexico.

In the photo with their blankets at Oswego Hospital, from the left in the front are, Ashley Woodcock, of Fulton; Lauren Gregory, of Mexico; Marie Rice, of Sandy Creek; Sarah Tyrrell, of Sandy Creek; and Ellen McConnell, of Mexico. Standing on the back row from the left are Lisa Black, of Hannibal; Oswego Hospital Registered Nurse Jamie Truax; Carrie Kangah, RN, clinical manager of the Oswego Hospital’s third floor; David Barber, director of Oswego Health fund development; Neil Devendorf, of Fulton; and Zachary Bartell, of Mexico.

Local high school students participating in the Leadership Oswego County Youth (LOCY) program recently made blankets for Oswego Hospital’s pediatric department as part of their selected community service project.

Ashley Woodcock, of Fulton, is credited with selecting the task the group would complete. Her idea fit the LOCY requirements, and her career goal. “When I get out of college I want to be a nurse in a children’s hospital,” Woodcock said.

With their idea in hand, the students held a fund raiser to pay for the materials needed to make the tie blankets they would donate. For their fund raiser, they called upon their fellow students with artistic ability. A total of 60 high school artists took part in an event called 60 Artists, 60 Minutes, where each student created a piece of artwork within 60 minutes which was auctioned off that evening.

The LOCY program is modeled after the Leadership Oswego County Program. The goal of the youth program is to promote and encourage young adults to take on leadership roles in their community.

Oswego Healthcare system includes the Oswego Hospital, The Manor at Seneca Hill, a skilled nursing facility; Springside at Seneca Hill, a retirement living community; an urgent care center in Fulton, as well as health services centers in Mexico, Parish and Phoenix. For more information, call (315) 349-5500 or visit oswegohealth.org.

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