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Monroe Wheelchair

Monroe Wheelchair President and CEO Doug Westerdahl and his team of 75 experienced home medical supply professionals charitably support a wide variety of health-related causes throughout the state, but none hit as close to home as Thompson Health’s Pink Fly Golf Tournament, which raises money for the Breast Health Navigation Program.

“Nowadays, we all know someone who has or who has had breast cancer, and it’s always nice to know that your donation will be used so close to home,” said Monroe Wheelchair employee Nancy Booth, who participated in the Pink Fly Golf tournament for the third straight year and spearheaded a Monroe Wheelchair effort to raise an additional $1,000 for the cause.

The company held “Jeans Day” every Friday where employees could make a $5 donation for the privilege of wearing jeans that day. “It was a fun way to raise money and a unique way of getting everyone involved,” Nancy said.

Monroe Wheelchair has been meeting the home medical equipment needs of the people across New York State since 1941, specializing in custom wheelchairs, mobility scooters, stair lifts and wheelchair repair.

“As a health services company we’re extremely proud to support such a worthwhile cause like Thompson’s Breast Health Navigation Program,” said Jen Westerdahl Loughner, the company’s director of public relations. “Sadly, breast cancer has claimed a few of our employees over the years, so we’re honored to help this remarkable program in their memory.”

Thompson’s new Breast Imaging Center will feature a fully accredited Breast Health Navigation Team with a dedicated, full-time Patient Navigator, who will serve as the hub for the patient’s continuum of care.

The Navigator will guide each patient through the health care system, offering individualized, personalized managed care from the beginning of treatment to its conclusion, as well as immediate access to emotional, financial and religious support. These patient-centered services will be available to all patients at no additional charge regardless of their insurance or ability to pay.

Our Special Friends

The generosity of others has played a major role in making Thompson Health one of the finest healthcare facilities in New York State. These ‘Special Friends’ donate from the heart and for the good of the community, and the stories below spotlight their various acts of kindness and philanthropy.