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Merry Mixers make largest gift ever to Salem Hospital

Earlier this fall, the Merry Mixer Organization presented a check for $90,000 to Salem Hospital, representing their largest gift ever to support pediatric care at the hospital.

“We can’t thank the Merry Mixers and their supporters enough for this incredibly generous and amazing gift,” says Brian Sanders, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Salem Hospital. “We continue to be humbled by their steadfast support and thank each of them for caring for our youngest and most vulnerable patients.”

The Merry Mixers have been supporting Salem Hospital for 72 years and there are no signs they are slowing down. The cadre of dedicated volunteers hold a series of fundraising events throughout the year including an annual gala, a toy drive, social events and raffles that benefit local patients and families.

This year’s donation is earmarked for Salem’s Special Care Nursery, Pediatric Emergency Care and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry services. Specific projects that will be funded include Mindfulness programs for teens and children, renovations to the Special Care Nursery and the purchase of a special bassinet for fragile infants.

Pictured holding the check are Merry Mixers co-chairs Gunny Sinthisone, Haley Foley and Nicole Connolly, (center), and incoming co-chairs Schuyler Wattendorf, and Alexandrea Fenty. Also pictured are Kathryn Nathe, MD, outgoing Chair of Neonatal Medicine, Julian Thompson, Nurse Director, Pediatric/Adolescent Floor, Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, and Brain Sanders, MD, Chair of Pediatrics, Salem Hospital.

About the Merry Mixers

Merry Mixers is a non-profit organization committed to supporting and raising funds for Salem Hospital in Salem, MA. The organization was founded in 1950 by a group of Marblehead women dedicated to supporting and enhancing the level of care for children in the community and across the North Shore. Over $1 million dollars has been raised and donated since inception. Merry Mixers proudly raised funds that have benefited the Special Care Nursery, Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Psychiatry, the Family Resource Center and the Epstein Center for Behavioral Health.

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About Salem Hospital

Salem Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham, an academic healthcare system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that is uniting great minds to make life-changing impact for patients in local communities and around the world. Serving the North Shore community for more than 100 years, Salem Hospital provides innovative medical, surgical and psychiatric care through an array of inpatient, outpatient and virtual settings including Salem Hospital, the Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, North Shore Physicians Group and a medical staff of nearly 700 physicians practicing in a wide range of specialties. For more information, please visit For information about Mass General Brigham, visit

About Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a non-profit organization that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.