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Over $39,000 Donated by KGH Auxiliary


January 25, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - During its annual meeting on January 13th, The Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Auxiliary voted to donate equipment totaling $39,773 to the hospital.

The Hospital Auxiliary raises funds by operating a gift shop in the hospital's lobby, staffed entirely by volunteers. Carolyn Wilsie, Auxiliary President, said "Our shop's buyer, Margaret Lynne, does an extremely good job finding new things for the shop, keeping the merchandise fresh and appealing."

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Members of Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Auxiliary

Chosen among a wide variety of requests from various departments, the donations were as follows:

  • PeaceHealth El Salvador Mission
  • Applanation tonometer (tests pressure in the eye)
  • KGH Foundation
  • $4000 towards Mobile Digital Mini C-Arm
  • Emergency Department
  • Fiber optic laryngoscope
  • Patient transfer slider sheets (2)
  • ER trauma stretcher
  • ER transport stretcher
  • Education Department
  • Little Anne 4-pack (2) used for CPR training
  • Vital Sim arrhythmia trainer (2) used for CPR training
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Department
  • Upper body cycle
  • Video imaging chair

Additional funds were raised this year through a raffle for a cruise for two donated by Holland America. Other raffle prizes included a handcrafted scrimshaw piece created and donated by the hospital's CEO, Patrick Branco.



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