In November 2020, Gary Mongeon celebrated 50 years of service at Cooley Dickinson.  During his long tenure in Cooley’s main laboratory, Gary worked as a microbiology technician and as the lab’s Information Systems Manager.  For 17 years, he was the hospital’s Head of Microbiology, Serology and Urinalysis. 

Gary has chosen to honor Cooley Dickinson by setting up an estate plan that specifically supports the hospital’s laboratory.  His reasons are both personal and pragmatic.  “I wanted to make sure that once I was gone, everything that I worked for over the years would be in a good place financially.”

“It’s also very important to contribute to the hospital because it benefits the whole community.  I don’t think most people realize how vulnerable hospitals are financially.  Things shifted drastically in the eighties, due to changes in state and federal reimbursement.  I think it’s important for people to understand that there’s no guaranteed money flow that comes to hospitals.” 

Cooley Dickinson is grateful to individuals like Gary, who understand the financial challenges todays’ hospitals face.  Through his generous annual gifts, Gary regularly supports our ability to meet our patient’s current needs.  By including the hospital in his trust, he is ensuring our ability to care for patients’ future medical needs as well.