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Foundation awards grants to St. Rose
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Karen Bohn, R.N., assists Bob Henre, Great Bend, who is sitting in one of the new recliners at the St. Rose infusion clinic. The new furniture was purchased with one of the Foundations mini-grants.

The mini-grants recently awarded by the Foundation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center were earmarked for a variety of needs. The grant total came to $8,973 for four different areas of St. Rose.

Mission Integration received $1,368 for two kneelers, an altar and bookcase for the new St. Rose Chapel on the first floor.

The Infusion Clinic received $3,000 for two treatment recliners, including an IV pole.

The Gifts from the Heart gift shop was able to purchase a point-of-sale system and a training session for $1,657. And a new desk for Volunteer Services came to $2,948.

"This is what the money is there for," said Alan Moeder, a member of the Foundation board of directors. "We want to do everything we can to improve our services – whether it is a piece of equipment or a training class. All of these items are for the good of the whole community."

Sheryl Cheely, another Foundation board member, noted that in some cases it can be difficult to decide where the funds should be routed.

"There are always some great requests for equipment or services that would help immensely," Cheely commented. "But when decisions are made it is great to see the good that comes from the grants. We appreciate all who donate to the Foundation."