Grapes & Grains Event Postponement

Posted by Magruder Hospital Marketing on Aug 15, 2021


The Magruder Hospital Foundation and Magruder Hospital Leadership, along with key stakeholders, have made the decision to postpone the Foundation’s Grapes & Grains event originally scheduled for Thursday, September 30th, at the Catawba Island Club Pavilion. As a community leader focused on the health and wellness of our friends and neighbors, we feel it’s important to be true to our values and have made the difficult decision to reschedule the event. 

The potential for spread of COVID-19 is extremely high right now, and area hospitalizations overall are elevated to levels that have not been seen. 

  • The incidence of COVID in Ottawa County today is 523 per 100,000, which is over 10 times greater than when we “reopened” after the first surge.
  • June, July and August 2021 account for 3 of Magruder Hospital’s 6 busiest months since 2014 for admissions and discharges.
  • Over the past 3 weeks, almost every area hospital from Lorain to West Toledo has experienced maximum capacity at some point, meaning they were unable to accept new patients for admission or transfer. 

It is clear to us that postponement is the best decision to protect our guests, staff and community as a whole.  We look forward to hosting the event on May 19, 2022 when we plan to be able to gather safely. 

Please be assured that the tickets and sponsorships that have been purchased will be valid for the spring date.   If you cannot participate on the new date, we will gratefully accept your purchase as a donation.  If you cannot make it and would like a refund, please contact Michele Mueller at

Nicholas Marsico - President & CEO
Greg Deerhake - Board Chair
Dr. Scott Zgrabik - Medical Staff President
Michele Mueller - Development Director

Topics: magruder hospital foundation, Catawba Island Club

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