At the annual meeting for the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit parent organization of Sturdy Memorial Hospital, five area residents including Greg Kayata of Mansfield were elected to the Foundation.
Other members elected are Donald Pierce, DMD of N. Attleboro, Dwayne DeMond of N. Attleboro, Marco Arismendi of Foxborough and Christine Creighton of Dighton.
Outgoing Foundation member Hugh Mason was also recognized. Mason, who has relocated out of state, has been a member of the Sturdy Memorial Foundation since 1991. He has served in a number of capacities, including chairman of the board from 1998 to 2003.
Members and guests attending the meeting were told that the hospital had maintained its positive financial status for the 27th consecutive year. The hospital's bottom line from current year operations was $11,837,048. Operating expenses for the year totaled $152 million, which included $7.7 million in uncompensated care for services provided to those who could not or would not pay.
In her annual report, Sturdy Memorial Hospital president and chief executive officer Linda Shyavitz highlighted several of the hospital’s accomplishments in fiscal year 2012 and thanked the organization’s staff and supporters for their contributions to the fiscal year’s success. She used the meeting as a platform to kick off the hospital’s 100th anniversary celebration for which several employee, Foundation and public events will take place from January through September 2013.
Established on April 14, 1913, and celebrating its centennial this year, Sturdy MemorialHospital is an independent, full-service, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital, serving southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island.