A memorial bench in honor of Lynn Gressley, DASH’s first President, was dedicated on March 3rd at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend.
DASH’s gift of the bench is part of our work with Jefferson Healthcare on improving access in and around its facilities. This well-designed, comfortable bench for Jefferson Healthcare’s new entrance was funded by generous donations from many locals joining with DASH in making this gift.
At the ceremony Hilary Whittington, the hospital’s CFO, spoke about working with DASH over the last 2 years to make sure that the new Emergency and Specialty Services Building meets the needs of all patients and visitors. Travis Rowland spoke on behalf of the DASH Board about the many improvements that have transformed access at Jefferson Healthcare. Pat Teal, DASH President, shared memories of Lynn Gressley and described his lifelong dedication to advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities.
Following the ceremony around 50 people headed to the Garden Row cafe inside the hospital to celebrate with a parsnip and apple cake specially baked by Chef Arran Stark for the occasion.
This article about the bench dedication appeared in the Peninsula Daily News on March 5th, 2017: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/bench-memorial-outside-jefferson-healthcare-to-advocate-for-disabled/