French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Receives Legacy Gift from Devoted Volunteer

The estate of Jeanne Hutchison has gifted $450,000 to the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation to establish an endowment in support of the stroke program at French Hospital Medical Center.

The endowment will be used for new technology, staffing education, and community outreach/promotion. The fund will also help support the needs of stroke patients in the emergency department.

Jeanne Hutchison began volunteering at French Hospital in 2007. As a volunteer, she worked the floor and spent many hours delivering newspapers to hospital patients. Her last day volunteering was Christmas day 2015; just three days before she fell ill. This dedicated volunteer had an impressive record of 2080.5 hours of service in support of the patients at French Hospital Medical Center. Jeanne passed away at age 87 on Jan. 7, 2016.