Girl Holds Toy Drive to Donate Gifts to Children in Hospital - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on December 22, 2016

Girl Holds Toy Drive to Donate Gifts to Children in Hospital 

162 Toys Donated

ZANESVILLE, OH (Dec. 22, 2016) – Francesca Dougherty, age 5, delivered more than 162 toys to Genesis Hospital this week. This is the second year Francesca and her parents, Alaina and Daniel Dougherty, have donated toys for children in the hospital. 

“We appreciate the donations and are especially grateful for the toys from a young girl who gathers the toys to bring joy to children in the hospital,” said Paul McClelland, executive director, Genesis HealthCare Foundation.

Francesca Dougherty was in a hospital a short time when she was 3 years old and enjoyed the toy she received. This year the Dougherty family held a toy jam with bands performing at a local business and were able to collect the large amount of toys. "Francesca had a lot of help, and the amount we were able to donate is a testament to the community we live in that never fails to get behind a great cause," said Dan Dougherty, Francesca's dad.  

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Francesca Dougherty, age 5, is pictured at Genesis Hospital, with the 162 toys she collected for children in the hospital during the holidays. 

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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