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October 18, 2010

Ketchikan, Alaska - Wal-Mart presented the Ketchikan General Hospital Foundation a gift of $38,000 for its “Campaign for Excellence, Equipment, and Technology” at their remodel unveiling Friday, October 8.

“Wal-Mart has been an incredible supporter of our work,” said Gretchen Klein, Executive Director of the KGH Foundation, “they’ve been so generous with grants, volunteer support and the annual Solestice Shoe Auction.

Wal-Mark gives $38,000

WalMart KGH Foundation -
Left to right: Foundation Board Members Georgianna Zimmerle and Carolyn Wilsie, Wal-Mart Manager Terry Smith, KGH CEO Patrick Branco and KGH VP of Patient Care Kendall Sawa
Photo courtesy KGH

“This donation is a huge boost to our campaign to fund new and replacement equipment to bring advances in technology and a higher level of care and service to our patients.”

Wal-Mart Manager Terry Smith lauded the Foundation for the support it gives Ketchikan General Hospital to continue its care to people in Southeast Alaska. “We are pleased to be able to support the work of the KGH Foundation here in Ketchikan and southern Southeast.”

KGH Chief Executive Officer was on hand at Wal-Mart for the presentation. “It’s inspirational to live in a community like this where so many people come together to help each other. This grant from Wal-Mart is not only a tremendous boost to our Campaign but another example of how this and other businesses prove their dedication to the communities in which they are located. We are very thankful to Wal-Mart for their support.”

The Campaign for Excellence, Equipment and Technology has an ambitious goal to ensure the most advanced technology feasible is available to patients. The “wish list” includes equipment for many departments including Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Intensive Care and the Emergency Department.

The KGH Foundation has raised five million dollars since 2005 with the goal of raising an additional eight million in the next five years.



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