Community Health Update


Community Health Update- Crocheted Hats

Pictured (L-R) are Bowdoin Street patients Hector Pena Santiago, Ibne Faruk, Binty Faruk, and Dejahn Pina

Throughout her career, Adela’s unwavering commitment to supporting patient needs has inspired countless others to do the same, each in their own unique way. 
Liz Finney of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, has always enjoyed crafting, and has a particular affinity for the relaxation and stress relief benefits which accompany the art of crocheting. During the winter of 2014, Liz felt compelled to combine her love of crocheting with her ongoing desire to give back to the community, so she enlisted the assistance of her daughter, BIDMC’s Jess Ruppert, to help her come up with ideas. After brainstorming ways to make this project as impactful as possible, the idea to crochet items for Bowdoin Street patients was born. Since that time, Liz has donated numerous boxes of handmade hats and gloves during the winter months, for patients and their families to enjoy. The Health Center would like to extend a very special thank you to Liz for her beautiful artistry, generosity and kindness, and for contributing to the overall care of our patients.