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Glen Cove Hospital receives $200K endowment to help homebound residents

Barbara J. Hoover was a long-time volunteer leader at Glen Cove Hospital.
Barbara J. Hoover was a long-time volunteer leader at Glen Cove Hospital.

Barbara J. Hoover was a founding member of Glen Cove Hospital Advisory Council

GLEN COVE, NY —

Glen Cove Hospital will be able to develop programs to send health care practitioners to homebound local residents, thanks to the newly established, $200,000 Barbara J. Hoover Endowment for Innovative Community Outreach Services.

Mrs. Hoover, an Oyster Bay resident, was a founding member of the volunteer Glen Cove Hospital Advisory Council, serving as its chair from 2011 to 2018 until the time of her passing in October. She was a tireless advocate for the medically underserved in Glen Cove and surrounding communities and led significant fundraising campaigns for the hospital’s essential services.

“This endowment will help so many of our community members who have great difficulty getting to their doctors’ appointments and other health care services because they are unable to travel due to chronic illness,” said Susan Kwiatek, DNP, executive director of Glen Cove Hospital.

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“As someone who saw firsthand many of Barbara’s efforts, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to her family for all of her hard work and my gratitude to all those who have already contributed to the Barbara J. Hoover Endowment for Innovative Community Outreach Services,” Kwiatek said.

For more information about Glen Cove Hospital’s program, call 516-674-7580. To make a donation to the endowment, contact Kaitlin Wojnar at 631-396-6783 or [email protected].