Bristol, CT (1/7/2011) – The Bristol Lions Club has donated $3,000 for the purchase of a Torsional Handpiece, a hand piece that is used during cataract surgery. The check was recently presented by officers of the Bristol Lions Club to staff at Bristol Hospital. This was the second handpiece that the Lion’s Club has purchased for the hospital.
Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight. Their work includes recycling glasses, supporting Lions Eye Banks, which annually provide quality eye tissue for 30,000 sight saving eye surgeries, medical education and eye research, they provide vision screenings and provide cataract surgeries to those at risk of losing their sight. Bristol Hospital and the Bristol Lions Club partnered together a number of years ago and launched the Eye Care Project of Greater Bristol to create greater awareness about the importance of eye health and to spread the word about the need for early detection and the numerous sight saving strategies and resources available to those in the Greater Bristol area.
Eva Wickwire, Assistant Vice President of the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation stated, "We are so proud of our partnership with the Bristol Lions Club and appreciate the continued support they provide to the patients and families of Greater Bristol".
From left to right – Lynne Ramer, RN, MSN, CNOR, Clinical Operations Director, Bristol Hospital Perioperative Services; Jackie Pelosi,RN, Bristol Hospital surgical nurse; V. Everett Lyons, Jr., PhD, President, Bristol Lions Club; Geeta Tadepalli, Bristol Hospital surgical technologist, and Eva Wickwire, Assistant Vice President/Chief Development Officer, Bristol Hospital Development Foundation.