HOISINGTON — Clara Barton Hospital patient rooms are now all equipped with a LED flat screen television mounted on the wall. A flat screen television in each patient room has been a goal and project of the Foundation and Auxiliary for the past several years, with these two organizations purchasing a few units each year through donations. At the end of this past year, all but five patient rooms had flat screen televisions.
Thanks to several donors who named the Foundation in their memorial, this project is now complete. A special engraved plate on each television in patient rooms 2, 3, 14, 15 and 16 honors the individuals who named CBHF in their memorial. Donations for this year’s project were in memory of: Shirley Harrison, Magdalene Bartonek, June Lowry and Bernard “Barney” Prosser.
Last year, memorial donations helped to fund an infusion chair for ER-Outpatient services A second infusion chair was provided by the Auxiliary. These chairs provided many members of the community comfort while receiving their treatment/infusions.
“We have received numerous comments on how comfortable the chairs are for long infusion treatments from patients,” said ER Director, Paula Hofmeister.
“We are always honored when we are notified that someone has thoughtfully named the Foundation in their memorial. These donations allow the Foundation to make a lasting expression of their care and thoughtfulness through purchasing items that will help to make current and future patient experiences more comfortable and of the highest quality,” said Foundation Executive Director, Michelle Moshier. “In a very special way, these individuals become part of the health care mission that Clara Barton dedicates itself to.
“The Foundation is grateful that we can be part of providing a healing environment through these memorials. When patients are in the hospital they can now rest in rooms with new hospital beds from golf benefit proceeds and televisions from memorial funds. The combination, we believe, provides our patients with a comfortable healing environment. The Foundation is honored to be part of this work made possible through caring donations,” said Moshier. These televisions were selected because of vibrant color and energy efficiency.
A complete listing of donations received at Clara Barton Foundation in memory of loved ones is available on the Hospital Website at www.clarabartonhospital.com. Also on the website is a link to “Gifts at Work” that shows pictures of Foundation funded projects made possible through donations. Clara Barton Hospital Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 with its mission to secure and expend financial aid to Clara Barton Hospital and to promote the general health and welfare of the public through support of education, training and research programs. The Foundation can be reached at 620-653-5013 and is on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/clarabartonfoundation.