As the 2019 calendar year comes to an end, we all tend to think back on our experience of the past year. The successes, the life-changing moments, the good, and the not-so-good. As I reflect on the work of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, one word comes to mind. It’s a word I’ve used almost daily this year as I talk to supporters and neighbors who give back to their local, community hospital — inspire. What inspired this generous donation? What inspires you to give back to your hospital? What inspires you to support your neighbor’s healthcare needs?

The responses to questions like this span a wide range of answers, stories and stir up many emotions for those who I connect with in person or over the phone:

Kristin Vought is director of development for the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation. She can be reached at 717-337-4154.

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