Foundation disburses funds
The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently gave St. Mary’s Hospital a check for over $28,000 to reimburse for a portion of their new ambulance. The ambulance was purchased earlier this year through a grant from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Emergency Medical Services Bureau.
“Although the IDHW grant covered the bulk of the ambulance purchase and equipment costs, an additional $21,000 was needed to meet additional expenses,” said Jim May, SMHC Development Director. “The check also included funds for cryotherapy clinic equipment, various home health expenses, the Sr. Stephanie Wardle Scholarship Fund and some CT scanning equipment. We raised these funds through our Circle of Life program, various fundraisers and through generous bequests from people who included us in their wills. Our donors from the Circle of Life breakfast held last June can be very proud of how their funds are being used. Through their generosity, we can provide ambulance services to people in need of emergency care.”
The Circle of Life Program is designed to build life long supporters of the hospital. One component of the program is a tour of the Cottonwood facility hosted by members of the Foundation. The 60 minute tour includes a ‘behind the scenes’ look at various locations including the lab, the operating room, the birthing suite, the clinic and other areas. The tour is conducted by various staff members for residents of the communities served by the hospital and their clinics. There are nine tours scheduled between now and next Spring.
If you would like to attend a tour please call the hospital, 962.3251 and ask for Jim May or Cheri Holthaus.
“We’re happy to be part of the effort to provide emergency services in the area,” said May
The local volunteer EMT organization is always looking for additional members to serve the community. If you would like more information, please speak with any EMT or call Angie Ahlers, SMHC, 962.3251.