Grateful Giving: Cynthia Pina

IN HER 44 YEARS IN FALMOUTH, CYNTHIA PINA has been to Falmouth Hospital many times. “My first child was born there,” she said. “From that moment on, I’ve always had good experiences at Falmouth Hospital.”

Several years ago, Cynthia had to have a breast biopsy at the hospital. “To say I was scared out of my mind is an understatement,” she said. However, the great care she received put her at ease. “Everyone was so comforting,” she recalled. In particular, Cynthia remembered Mary Ann Waygan, former Breast Care Services Specialist at Falmouth Hospital, who retired several years ago.

“She was so caring,” Cynthia said. “In fact, Mary Ann was the trigger for us to make a donation. We couldn’t give a whole lot,” she said, “but we do what we can.”

Mary Ann and Cynthia recently had a brief reunion at Falmouth Hospital. Their admiration for each other is clear.

“If you know your job, you can give the patient everything they need," Mary Ann said, describing her nursing philosophy. “I want patients to see that someone is here who will take care of them and treat them like family.”

Cynthia, who works for Rogers and Gray Insurance in Falmouth, is very active in town and in her church. She believes it is important that a strong hospital continues to be a vital part of her community. “The people at the hospital who have cared for me and my family over the years have been great,” she said. “It is wonderful to have this hospital in our town."

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