HGB invites community for dedication of Generosity Window

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to invite the community to an informal open house and dedication of its new Generosity Window in the Outpatient lobby of the hospital. The event takes place on Monday, July 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., with a brief dedication at 5:15 p.m.

The Generosity Window was made possible through the generous estate gifts of Frank and Dorothy Bowles. Mr. Bowles served for many years as a member of the HGB Board of Trustees. Together, they were loyal supporters of HGB through its Golden Key Club, an annual giving club for individuals and families which is still a thriving club today.  Both were active in their community and devoted to their family, which included daughters Martha (David) Smart and Frankie (Lewis) Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Bowles owned and operated the Potterville Grain Elevator for 32 years, after nearly three decades with the Farm Bureau. Mr. Bowles died in 2013, followed by Mrs. Bowles in 2014.  Both chose to leave estate gifts to HGB.

In early 2014, Mrs. Bowles had learned about the plans at HGB to create a new recognition wall for donors, volunteers, and other HGB supporters. The recognition designs included a touch-screen display that allows photos, stories, and videos about generosity to be included. It would be called the Generosity Window. Mrs. Bowles and her daughter Frankie Johnson made the decision to direct the Frank Bowles memorial to the creation of the new Generosity Window in the outpatient lobby of the hospital. Upon her own death, the estate of Mrs. Bowles provided enough support to develop the project.  Their daughter Frankie and her husband Lewis have further provided support to complete the installation.

Visitors to the open house on July 27 will be able to view and interact with the Generosity Window and hear brief stories and remarks from Matt Rush, CEO for HGB; Chuck Grundstrom, Vice Chair of the HGB Board of Trustees; Barbara Fulton, HGB Development Director; and Frankie Johnson, representing the Bowles family.

The hospital is located at 321 E. Harris Street in Charlotte. There is a dedicated entrance from the main parking lot for the outpatient surgery and heart station. That lobby will be the location for the open house.  No R.S.V.P. is necessary; the public is invited to drop in during the time of the open house. For questions or more information, contact Kaleigh Jaeger at 517-543-1050, ext 2190.