June 22, 2016 -
Auxiliary Donates Over $540,000 in Needed Equipment Since 1980
PORT ANGELES – The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary recently held its "wish list” ceremony in which needed equipment is distributed to departments throughout Olympic Medical Center.
Three Olympic Medical Center departments received a total of $14,359 for equipment from the OMC Auxiliary. The auxiliary also presented three $1,500 scholarships to local, medical students.
"I am very appreciative of the auxiliary’s support of the medical center and their efforts to help us purchase needed medical equipment,” said Eric Lewis, OMC chief executive officer.
"Our auxiliary members and volunteer group are tremendously valued assets for our organization and we are thankful for their efforts and donations.”
Malcolm Alexander, president of the OMC Auxiliary, presented the following "wish List” awards:
- Short Stay Unit: A Welch Allyn vital sign machine with stand, a value of $2,764
- Intensive Care Unit: A blanket warmer, a value of $5,416
- Pharmacy: Baxa repeater pump, a value of $6,179
The auxiliary raises funds for OMC through a variety of fundraisers and its gift shop in the hospital lobby.
For more information about the OMC Auxiliary, or information on how to become a volunteer, contact Kathy Coombes, volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 565-9110.
Brandon Snedeger, pharmacy clinical manager, Malcolm Alexander, president, OMC Auxiliary
and Eric Lewis, OMC chief executive officer.
Edie Thompson, manager, Short Stay Unit, Malcolm Alexander and Eric Lewis.
Bonnie Maley, director, Intensive Care Unit, Malcolm Alexander and Eric Lewis.
OMC Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary also awarded three $1,500 scholarships to individuals pursuing medical studies.
From left: Malcom Alexander, president, OMC Auxiliary, scholarship recipients Victoria Kuch, Jessup Schoff, Michelle Bennison, Patty Glannon, scholarship chairwoman, OMC Auxiliary and Eric Lewis, OMC chief executive officer.
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 67-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.