A West Chester Hospital executive who worked in Iraq at base hospitals will talk about his experiences at the Nov. 12luncheon meeting of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance.
Patrick Baker, the hospital’s vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer, is the headline speaker. He was the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard’s Healthcare Executive of the Year for 2011.
The two-hour Honoring Vets meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Wetherington Golf and Country Club, 7337 Country Club Lane, in West Chester Township. Serving as emcee is Britt Scearce, with Emery Federal Credit Union.
During his talk Baker will tell stories about the hospitalized Iraqi children he encountered during his deployment. He is also preparing a care package for the children being treated at the Iraqi hospital.
Those who attend the luncheon are being asked to bring items for the care package. Requested items include toys, sports balls, shoes, hats, matchbox cars, pens pencils, cookies, snacks, books, movies, hair bows or ribbons, dolls and bracelets.
Tickets are $27 for members; $40 for guests. Reservations are required and can be made at www.thechamberalliance.com or by calling 513-777-3600.