$7,700 raised through October 1, 2009
“Dr. Rubert and my surgical schedule coincide at least once a week. We have to arrange our schedule and rearrange patient’s surgeries based on which one of us gets to use the shoulder positioner first. Scheduling conflicts are occurring more and more frequently. Another shoulder attachment is a much needed necessity.”
~ Dr. Patrick Morse
The Foundation is thrilled to announce the needed funding has been achieved for the purchase of a shoulder
A Special Thank You To...
West Branch Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for your recent donation to the Tolfree Foundation shoulder positioner project. Because of your generosity the shoulder positioner project is now complete!
Tolfree Foundation Board of Directors for your commitment to match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised through internal employee fundraisers. The first match began with the August Employee Raffle where employees raised $159 and the BOD matched that funding...turning it into $318.
Medical Center Employees for your continued support of the Tolfree Foundation and your commitment to investing in the wellness of those living in our community. Employee supported funds have been raised through the hanging basket sale, perennial sale, Premiere Book Sale, employee raffles and operating room fundraisers.
GE CASE STRESS TEST SYSTEM WITH TREADMILL
Total raised: $30,761
Given the age of one of the Medical Center’s current stress test systems, 17 years, parts are no longer available for repairs in the event the machine may incur problems. Due to the high volume of stress testing the Medical Center does, if it loses one stress test machine it will cause significant delays in service to patients. The new system would allow Medical Center staff to store stress tests electronically, saving storage space and paper costs. The new system will allow test results to be saved to a CD and given to the patient in the event they are referred out of the service area to a different provider.
“Stress testing is one of the most important tools we have to help evaluate the presence and severity of Coronary Artery Disease, or CAD. CAD affects millions of Americans everyday and can lead to heart attack, possibly resulting in death. Stress testing helps screen patients who are at risk for CAD by using a treadmill graded exercise test or medications to make the heart react as though the patient were exercising. Often we use other imaging tools such as echocardiograms or nuclear images to help increase the accuracy of the exam. During the exam, the patient is continuously monitored by EKG and blood pressure. We have an Exercise Physiologist who supervises the exam and specially trained Cardiology Technicians to help monitor the patient.”
~ Joe Bell, Cardiopulmonary Director
DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY SYSTEM
$162,000 raised through
Special thanks go out to...
West Branch Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for your generous donation of $115,000 to spearhead the Cowgirls Wear Pink campaign. Your continued support is greatly appreciated! Be on the lookout for Dee Inman, Auxiliary President, to be sporting the color pink during the month of October. Dee is one of the “famous” Tolfree Foundation cowgirls wearing pink!
Tanger Outlet in West Branch for supporting the Foundation through your “Tanger Style of Pink” promotion. When you purchase a Tanger Pink Card you’ll save 25% on a single item at a participating store of your choice. Participating stores include: Bass, Coach, Dressbarn, Easy Spirit, Eddie Bauer, Izod, Java Junction, Kitchen Collection, L’eggs, Liz Claiborne, Old Navy, Perfumania, Polo, Reebok, Rue21, The Sweet Life, Van Heusen and Zales. Hurry in to your favorite Tanger store since this promotion will be “riding out of town” on October 20th . For more information on Tanger Outlet or the Style of Pink promotion, simply visit www.tangeroutlet.com.
In 2008 the American Cancer Society reported that 26% of new cancer cases in women were breast cancer diagnoses. Early detection provides women with greater treatment options, increased survival rates and improved quality of life.
With the purchase of a Digital Mammography System it will provide physicians with state of the art digital imaging that will enable them to deliver advanced care with a personal touch. The Digital Mammography fundraising campaign will kick-off in October 2009. For campaign information, click here.
“To meet the healthcare needs of women in our service region, it is very important that digital mammography services be added to West Branch Regional Medical Center. Digital mammography is state-of-the-art technology for breast cancer detection.” ~ Tom Oesch, Imaging Director