August 16, 2013 -
PORT ANGELES – Five Olympic Medical Center departments recently benefited from the generosity of the OMC Auxiliary, in total receiving more than $25,000 for needed equipment.
The Auxiliary also presented three local students with a $1,500 scholarship each.
"I am very appreciative of the Auxiliary’s support of the medical center and their efforts to help us purchase needed medical equipment,” says Eric Lewis, chief executive officer. "Our Auxiliary members and volunteer group are tremendously valuable assets for our organization and we are thankful for their efforts and donations.”
Bill Whitten, president of the OMC Auxiliary, presented the following "Wish List” awards:
· Obstetrics: Portable vital sign monitor ($3,306)
· Safety / Security: Fire training package ($11,940)
· Critical Care Unit: Blood and fluid warmer ($1,164)
· Olympic Medical Home Health: Lifeline personal help button replacements ($5,000)
· Emergency Department: Portable vital sign monitor ($3,306)
Julie Sell, chair of the Auxiliary scholarship committee presented three $1,500 scholarships to Shelby Napiontek, Adrian Clifford and Kevin Herzog.
The OMC Auxiliary holds its Wish List ceremony every summer, providing needed equipment throughout the Olympic Medical Center enterprise. The Auxiliary raises funds for the medical center through a variety of fundraisers and its gift shop in the hospital lobby. For more information on the Auxiliary contact Bill Whitten, Auxiliary president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to become an Olympic Medical Center volunteer, please contact Kathy Coombes, volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or call (360) 565-9110.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.