Loring Auxiliary Donates $7,900 to Loring Hospital
The Loring Hospital Auxiliary made a $7,900 donation to Loring Hospital recently for needed equipment with proceeds from their many fundraising activities. Several departments at Loring were able to purchase equipment with the Auxiliary’s generous donation.
Loring department managers submit requests for needed equipment to the Auxiliary each year. Auxiliary board members choose projects or equipment they want to support, donating funds to several departments each year. This year’s funds helped purchase: cameras and mounting poles for safe patient monitoring, vocera communication units, IV poles, and a medical transport chair for nursing services; a hip chair to help prevent dislocation in rehab services; a temporal thermometer and guide to sterilization for outpatient services; biohit electronic pipetter for cross matching blood in the lab; food processor for dietary; and other items such as a desk, bookshelf, bulletin board, anti-fatigue mats, and space heaters for patient rooms.
Money donated by the Auxiliary is from proceeds from their annual May luncheon, trivia night, bridge tournaments and other fundraising efforts throughout the year. The Auxiliary has their annual meeting and luncheon in May and an education event in October. This year’s education event is Monday, October 29th at the Sac City Presbyterian Church at 5:30 pm. The Iowa Donor Network will present about organ donation. Local residents Denny Olhausen, Deb Williams, and Barb Feilmeier will share their stories of being recipients’ of organ donation or how a family has helped others by being a donor. No reservations or tickets are required and light refreshments will be served.
Shelly Crump and Karen Blass are co-chairman of the Loring Hospital Auxiliary. With their members, the Auxiliary is able to support Loring Hospital with donations for equipment along with their numerous volunteer hours spent at the Hospital. Members can be seen volunteering in Loring’s front lobby helping patients find their way, preparing busy bags for our pediatric patients, heping with Lifeline and TeleCare programs, to name a few. They also provide one or more local high school seniors a $500 scholarship each year.
For more information or to become a member of the Loring Hospital Auxiliary contact Shelly Crump, 662-8091 or Karen Blass, 273-5345.