Pictured above:  Joanne Dickinson, a Surgical Technician at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for 43 years, with the portrait of her great-great-great uncle, Caleb Cooley Dickinson

Why does Cooley Dickinson matter to you? 

Were you one of the more than 10,000 babies Dr. Merzbach helped welcome into the world? Or did your loved one experience compassionate care during an extended hospital stay, with a reassuring hand holding yours, saying "we're going to get you through this”? Whether joyous or challenging, your journey was filled with gratitude, and our team at Cooley Dickinson, your community hospital, stood by your side. 

You can show your gratitude and honor our team or your loved one in various ways – through words, generous gifts, or a planned gift that preserves the care you experienced for future generations. Charitable gifts by will and financial plans can benefit you and your loved ones financially while shaping the future of our community’s health and well-being. 

In the links below, you can learn creative ways to make gifts and get inspired reading how others have supported your community hospital.  Please reach out to us when you are ready to discuss more and thank you for considering Cooley Dickinson as you update your plans. 


Jenny Papageorge 
Director of Planned Giving 


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