Bell from Everest Dedication Honors Memory of Former Mid Coast Hospital Nurse

Mid Coast Hospital hosted a special dedication Friday, Dec. 2, of a Bell from Everest given in memory of Dorothy “Dottie” Clapp, RN. The event—attended by friends, family, hospital staff, and former co-workers—was held on the Café Patio.

The bell was created from an oxygen tank discarded by climbers on Mt. Everest in Nepal. Jeff Clapp, the owner of Brunswick-based Bells from Everest, made the donation in recognition of his mother’s more than 25 years of service as a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital. Mrs. Clapp died in 2003.

The Bell from Everest is suspended from a granite post adjacent to the hospital’s Healing Garden. Those who knew Dottie shared stories and memories of this much-admired member of the hospital staff.

In addition, ornaments made from the metal lathe shavings produced in the creation of the bells are being sold in the Mid Coast Hospital Gift Shop. A portion of every sale is being donated to the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Fund.

For more information about this effort, call the Development Office at 373-6065.