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Dan & Brenda Bannon

Gong strikes a positive note for patient experiences

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The first symbolic striking of the gong by Dr. Laurel Moore marked the introduction of a large 4½ foot high “Healthcare Milestone” celebration gong which gives patients, their families and hospital staff an opportunity to tangibly celebrate their milestones.

“It is with great pleasure that we’re able to contribute to the celebrations and achievements of both patients and staff of the Stratford General Hospital. We proudly present this celebration Gong on behalf of our entire company. This beautiful timber gong stand was donated by Dan & Brenda Bannon from Bannon Log Homes,” announced John Strickland. “It has always been of great importance to us to give back to the communities that surround and support our business. This is just a small and fun way we can show our appreciation. We hope that this Celebration Gong will put smiles on the faces of many at the Stratford General Hospital,” he added. Strickland’s have had a great impact on our Heart & Soul campaign and on meeting equipment needs, as major benefactors in the top 10% of donors to Stratford General.

For Brenda Bannon having the ability to celebrate a healthcare milestone is personal. “I have watched with excitement the celebratory ringing of the Gong on hundreds of occasions, with customers’ celebrating their car purchase, with patients at the London Cancer Centre ringing it in celebration after  completing chemo or radiation treatment and at the completion of my own breast cancer treatments after beating  the disease. It is a wonderful experience seeing the faces of those celebrating by ringing the gong.”

Whether it be the birth of a child, their last chemotherapy treatment, a successful surgery and  recovery or other healthcare milestone… patients,  families and staff members will be invited to use the  gong to share their joy and their thankfulness,  thereby enhancing the patient experience for us all.

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


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