2011-09-08 / Health

Mercy Hospital Auxiliary makes $100,000 pledge


FIRST INSTALLMENT Mercy Hospital Grayling Auxiliary Treasurer Mark Cook (center) presents a check to Mercy Hospital Grayling VP of Operations Kirsten Korth White and Chief Business Development Officer Bryan Lydick as the first payment of the $100,000 pledge by the auxiliary. (Courtesy photo) FIRST INSTALLMENT Mercy Hospital Grayling Auxiliary Treasurer Mark Cook (center) presents a check to Mercy Hospital Grayling VP of Operations Kirsten Korth White and Chief Business Development Officer Bryan Lydick as the first payment of the $100,000 pledge by the auxiliary. (Courtesy photo) The Mercy Hospital Grayling Auxiliary has pledged to donate $100,000 to the hospital for improvements to the inpatient areas and rooms.

The project includes renovation and new patient care equipment. Medical equipment will be upgraded via new, state-of-the-art patient care headwalls in the inpatient rooms. Computer work stations will also be added to patient rooms, which will allow fuller use of the electronic medical record at the patient’s bedside.

The $250,000 project, which is already underway, will enhance the care experience for inpatients and will increase efficiency for staff. The inpatient units will provide care in an environment that is more soothing, modern and consistent with the rest of the hospital’s new and renovated areas.

“The hospital auxiliary is made up of a body of volunteers who work to support the daily needs of patients and staff and to support the fiscal needs of our hospital. We accept this challenge knowing that through our fund raising efforts and the support from our community, we will meet our three-year goal of raising $100,000,” said Mark Cook, treasurer of the auxiliary.

Auxiliary board member Ruth Doss said the group knows the project is needed and vital to the hospital.

“We are excited to be able to contribute to the continuing improvements at Mercy Hospital Grayling,” she said.

Mercy Hospital Grayling CEO Stephanie Riemer-Matuzak commended the auxiliary for the pledge as well as their long-term commitment to Mercy Hospital Grayling.

“Mercy has been serving our communities for over 100 years now, and our auxiliary has been with us every step of the way. They literally support all that we do, and their efforts and generosity truly make a difference throughout our healthcare system and the communities we serve together. We are very grateful for their continued partnership here at Mercy Hospital Grayling,” she said.

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