Connecting with Meghan Sayer, Paoli Hospital Foundation
Meghan Sayer has joined the Paoli Hospital Foundation as
the new Executive Director. Meghan is returning to Main
Line Health after eight years in the development office
at Westtown School.
Prior to her time at Westtown, Meghan was Associate Director of
Development at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 2002–2007 helping with the $15
Million dollar Emergency Department Campaign.
Meghan is a graduate of Penn State University with a Master Degree in
Human Service Administration. She loves that her job in development
allows her to meet a variety of people who want to make a positive
impact on their community. Since returning to Main Line Health she has
been impressed by the warmth of the Paoli Hospital staff and the
generosity of our donors. “Everyone has been so helpful and reading the
dozens of grateful patient stories affirms that I am just where I need
Meghan is a resident of Berwyn with her husband and two sons. She enjoys
watching her boys play baseball, and soccer, running on the Chester
Valley trail, and spending time with her extended family.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents to
Community Services Committee
Prescription drugs have become the number one cause of
death in the United States. To better understand this
epidemic, the Community Services Committee recently
invited District Attorney Tom Hogan to present.
Mr. Hogan reported that 70 percent of the American population is
currently prescribed medication (e.g., antibiotics, antidepressants,
opioids) by a physician, putting them at higher risk for addiction
and/or overdose. This problem is at our own back door, as Pennsylvania
is ranked #9 nationally in drug-related incidents.
To combat this growing epidemic, permanent medication collection boxes
are available throughout Chester County. These boxes offer residents the
opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of unwanted and expired
drugs and medication. For a list of accepted and non-accepted
medications, as well as a list of locations, please visit the Chester
County medication drop off website.
Additionally, Mr. Hogan reported that the Good Samaritan Law, passed in
2014, gives immunity from prosecution to any individual who calls 911
and stays with someone who has overdosed. This law has made it possible
for first responders to save more lives.
Auxilian of the Year award
The Auxilian of the Year is awarded to active members of
the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary who demonstrate qualities
of leadership, commitment, longevity and enthusiasm.
These amazing women have distinguished themselves by
working to carry out the Auxiliary’s mission to raise
money and increase awareness for the continued health
and welfare of the community.
They inspire their fellow members through hard work and the dedication
of their time and energy.
The members of each branch were asked to select one individual from
their branch who they felt was deserving of this accolade. The
recipients are listed below:
Anthony Wayne Branch – Pat
Reeser Charlestown Branch – Carolyn
Ritz Conestoga Branch – Louise Beck Employee Branch – Caroline
Haggerty Great Valley Branch – Pat Ross Hershey’s Mill Branch – Mims
If you are interested in joining the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary, please
or call 484.565.1380 for more information!
Paoli Hospital Outstanding Employee award winner named
Paoli Hospital’s Daniel Roberts, Food and Nutrition
Department, was named the 2016 Outstanding Employee at
Paoli Hospital. The $1,000 award is provided by the R.C.
Fried Family Fund at Paoli Hospital Foundation.
Roberts, who was nominated by Sue Zuk, director, The Cancer Center of
Paoli Hospital, was cited for his work with the Coatesville Women and
Youth Shelter and the Coatesville community and his inspirational
efforts of volunteerism. He has enlisted the help of Paoli Hospital
staff to join him in his cause. “I was humbled to work together with
such a wonderful group led by Dan’s leadership,” said Zuk. “He truly
displays the qualities of commitment and humble service to an
Paoli Hospital – Find us in YOUR community!
This summer, Paoli Hospital is sponsoring a number of
fun community events, including the Tredyffrin Township
Summer Concert Series at Wilson Farm Park and the West
Whiteland Summer Concert Series at Albert C. Miller
At several of these events Paoli Hospital will be represented with
health education tables—come and say hello! We are also participating in
the East Goshen Township Community Day (Saturday, August 27th) providing
free health screenings as well as health education information.
Throughout the summer, you can also find us providing nutrition lectures
at the East Goshen Farmers Market. We hope to see you out there!
Gifts support the hospital’s high priority needs, such as new facilities
and technology, or a gift can even be designated to support a clinical
area, such as the Cancer Center or the Maternity Unit. If you would like
to make a gift in honor of your caregiver, please visit our website mainlinehealth.org/phfoundation
and click on “Make a Gift” or call the Foundation at 484.565.1385.
Paoli Hospital Ways to Give
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.