Auxiliary Volunteers Donate Equipment
Harrison County Community Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased more than $1,600 in equipment for the hospital and its home health agency.
- The Auxiliary members purchased an oxygen concentrator for Cardio-Pulmonary Services. Sometimes called an “oxygengenerator”, this medical device is used to deliver oxygen to an individual who needs it. The new unit is in the Sleep Lab for patients who require oxygen while undergoing sleep studies.
- Home Health received physical therapy equipment and supplies the therapists use when seeing patients in the home setting. In addition to nursing care, HCCH Home Health provides rehabilitation therapy to home-bound patients who are recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery.
- Auxiliary funds were also used to purchase a mobile extension arm for an X-ray image receptor that is used by the Radiology staff.
Hospital Auxiliary members work to strengthen their community hospital. They raise funds by operating the hospital gift shop, which is located in the hospital lobby and offers a variety of gift items.
Profits from the gift shop and membership dues are used to purchase items for the hospital and medical clinics and to provide scholarships for local students pursuing degrees that will lead to healthcare careers.
“Employees throughout the hospital and clinics recognize the importance of our Auxiliary volunteers who generously donate their time,” said Tim Hill, the hospital’s marketing director.
“Through donations of equipment and by supporting the next generation of healthcare workers, our Auxiliary members truly are helping us care for the health of our communities,” Hill added.
HCCH Auxiliary meetings are held on the third Friday of each month in the hospital conference room. New members are always welcome.
For more information about the HCCH Auxiliary, call (660) 425-2211.
Pictured: HCCH staff and Auxiliary members show some of the recently purchased equipment for (top to bottom) Home Health, Cardio-Pulmonary Services, and Radiology.