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Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms
Mercy Hospital Teams with Dog Ears Bookstore to Bring Books to Waiting Rooms

 

A partnership between Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Dog Ears Bookstore & Café has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital’s Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room. The first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurred on June 12.

“Mercy Hospital officials were looking to create a partnership with a local nonprofit organization that could help further their mission while keeping in mind the comfort and needs of their patients and the patients’ families,” said Thomas McDonnell, director of the nonprofit bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road, within easy walking distance of the hospital. “We are thrilled to be part of this literacy endeavor and we hope to provide books for additional waiting rooms within the hospital in the near future.”

“We applaud the efforts of Dog Ears to promote literacy in our community and the work they do with young children to help them build valuable reading skills for their lives,” said Mercy Hospital President & CEO C.J. Urlaub. “We are proud to support and partner with them in this project that brings books to our waiting rooms, and provides another way we can comfort our patients and their loved ones with the joy of reading.”

One of the largest hospitals in Western New York, Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, is located at 565 Abbott Road. For information on the facility, please visit www.chsbuffalo.org/Facilities/Hospitals/MercyHospitalofBuffalo.

For more information on Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, please call 823-2665, visit www.dogearsbookstore.org or follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.

 

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