22 CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUST Fornearly40years,asacaringteacherat ConcordHighSchool,AliceJ.Reenenriched thelivesofgenerationsofConcordresidents. AsagenerousdonortoConcordHospital, evendecadesafterherdeath,she’shelping improvelivesinthecommunitysheloved. TheAliceJ.ReenCharitableTrustwasfunded onJanuary1,1998,whenAlicepassedaway atage92.Sincethen,theTrusthasdonated nearly$1.4milliontotheHospitalandsix othercharitableorganizationsthatweredear toher,mostlyintheConcordarea. TheTrustisnotintendedtosupportan organization’sbasicoperations.Itstrustees, DonaldMason,whowasAlice’sclosefriend andaccountant;andMaureenKimball,Vice PresidentandWealthAdvisorofCharterTrust Company,carryoutAlice’swishestomake fundsavailableyearafteryeartosupport specialprojects. CHARITABLE TRUSTS Fromschoolteachertolifesaver, AliceJ.Reen’slegacyliveson TheAliceJ.ReenCharitableTrusthasdonatednearly $300,000toimportantspecialprojectsatConcordHospital. Someofthosedonationshavesavedlives. Theyinclude: Equipmentthattransmitscrucialheartmonitoringinformationtocardiacspecialists toensurethatwhenminutescount,patientsintheLakesRegionsufferingthemost seriousheartattacksarespeddirectlytoConcordHospital’sCatheterizationSuite,where thecardiacteamprovidesprompt,life-savingcare. “Ifyouarehavingaheartattack,youwanttoknowallofthosethingsareinplaceandclosetoyou –notanhouraway,notinsomeotherstate,becauseyoudon’treallyhavetime,”saidheartattack patientMartaBurkeofTilton,whobenefitedfromthespecializedequipmentandcoordination betweenhealthcareteamsintheLakesRegionandatConcordHospital. Sophisticatedtechnologyforcryoablation,adelicateprocedureinwhichcardiac specialistsatConcordHospitalfreezeareasofthehearttorestoreregularheartbeat. ForMarilynCarlsonofConcord,thatmeantshecouldstopdecadesofworryingthatherheart wouldsuddenlystartracing,forhoursonend.Aftertheprocedure,atage80,shesoonwasback toplayingtennistwiceaweek. TheTrueBeamlinearaccelerator,whichenablesspecialistsatConcordHospital PaysonCenterforCancerCaretomorepreciselydeliverhighdosesofradiation,shortening patients’lengthoftreatmentwhilelimitingdamagetohealthytissue. “Themachinedidwhattheysaiditwasgoingtodo.Ittreatedmycancer,”saidMitchEmerson ofPittsfield. AndBabyAlice.NamedafterAliceReen,she’saninfant-sizedhigh-techmannequin thathelpstheHospital’sFamilyPlacematernityteamlearnhowtostimulatenewbornsto taketheirfirstbreath. Potentiallyseriouscomplicationsmighthappeninoneofahundredbirths,butatConcord Hospital’sForrestD.McKerleySimulationandEducationCenter,theyhappenallthetime,thanks torealistictrainingsessionswithBabyAlice.Theexperiencedmaternityteamcanactquicklyin thedeliveryroom,inrolesandtechniquestheyhavepracticedrepeatedlywithBabyAlice. Courtesy of CHS Yearbook, Concord NH