The Caruso family of Somerville was so moved by the exceptional and compassionate care their mother received at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital that they decided to make a donation of $35,000 towards the creation of the first inpatient hospice room at the hospital. The family returned to the hospital on Nov. 9 and was joined by hospital staff to officially dedicate the hospice room to the memory of Joseph and Constance Caruso.
Michael V. Sack, (l.), president and chief executive officer of Hallmark Health System, Maria Caruso (daughter); Margaret Caruso Wilson (daughter); Virginia Caruso Bove (daughter); Nelson Caruso (son); and Anthony Alley, RN, patient care director of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital’s Medical 4.
Virginia “Ginny” Caruso Bove is pictured “making the rounds” between the second and third periods of the January 10th game vs. Calgary. Corporator George Ahlin received the opportunity to ride the Zamboni as part of the Boston Bruins offer to invite one of the Hallmark Health invited guests to participate in this unique experience but graciously donated his opportunity to one of the Caruso Family members in attendance.
George said “that the Caruso Family has been so generous to MWH and Hallmark Health and I was always taught that it is more important to give than receive”. Ginny was very excited as you can see from the photo.
The Caruso family and their friends graciously donated close to $45,000 to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in memory of their mother and father for an inpatient Hospice Room #419.