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Springfield Shriners Hospital receives generous donations from Alliance Medical Gas Corporation

Springfield Shriners Hospital receives generous donations from Alliance Medical Gas Corporation

This past holiday season, Chester Wojcik, Jr., president of Alliance Medical Gas Corporation of Agawam, Mass., came to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield to gift 40 Bluetooth speakers and 60 wireless earbud Bluetooth headphones to the hospital. The donation, valued at $7,500, will be given mainly to adolescent patients who may benefit from music therapy to reduce stress while in the hospital. After presenting the speakers and headphones, Mr. Wojcik made a surprise announcement that his company would also provide its services to the hospital free of charge for the entire year in 2020.

Alliance Medical Gas Corporation, a nationwide service provider of engineering controls and inspections of piped medical gas systems, has worked with the Springfield Shriners Hospital since 2016, ensuring that the medical vacuum system, commonly known as suction, in the hospital’s operating rooms functions properly.

“We spend about $10,750 per year on our medical gas system, so this donation is an amazing gift that will enable us to continue to provide inpatient and outpatient surgeries to the children of western Massachusetts and beyond,” said Rich Polwrek, the director of plant and facilities at the Springfield Shriners Hospital.

Mr. Wojcik and his wife, Michelle, have a friend who is a former patient of the Springfield Shriners Hospital. “It’s all about the children here,” said Mr. Wojcik. “It was an easy choice to give to an organization that we know makes such a difference.”

Pictured: Chester Wojcik, Jr., Alliance Medical Gas Corporation, and his wife, Michelle, with their donation in the lobby of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, in Massachusetts.