Thursday, July 8, 2010

Project Linus Warms Hearts at Fauquier Hospital


Project Linus, which provides cheerful quilts and afghans to Fauquier Hospital patients, has been expanded. Lisa Spitzer, concierge and patient advocate, said, “We not only give these quilts and afghans to our pediatric inpatient population. We have now extended the program. We provide our outpatient pediatric patients with a blanket from the blanket warmer in the recovery room.”

Lisa added, “We stock the Comfort Carousel Cart with crochet or knitted afghans to offer our elderly patients, or any patient needing additional cheering or comfort. I continue to advocate the giving of a quilt to our Hospice patients, it is so important to have something that comforts these patients prior to their passing. Families take them home with them and they have something that was comforting to their loved one in their last days."

Project Linus is coordinated by Rosanne Hines, Project Linus coordinator, Culpeper chapter, Madison Quilt Guild member and Culpeper Quilt Guild member.

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