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Clara Barton Foundation holds annual meeting
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HOISINGTON — The Clara Barton Foundation reported a successful year of fundraising for the hospital at its annual meeting last week. The foundation ended the year with $777,098 in assets and $280,747 in net income.
“Your interest in quality local healthcare was evident as we welcomed more donors to this years’ membership drive than in prior years,” said Michelle Moshier, executive director. “This truly has been a remarkable year with many donors, many milestones, and many reasons to celebrate.”
CBH was awarded $140,000 in tax credits from the Kansas Department of Commerce. Through that program,  the hospital raised $200,000 the hospital plans to upgrade the therapy Services Department.
The annual golf tournament was successful  with all 30 tee times filled. The net revenue was $43,559, which was used to upgrade patient beds purchased in 2010 and to purchase eight over-bed tables for patient rooms and the Emergency Room.
The membership drive was successful with $8,636 dollars raised over the prior year. With those funds, a hematology analyzer was purchased.
In addition, contributions and interest to the scholarship funds were $10,808 and to the memorial income fund was $2,975.
Planned capital purchases include physical therapy office expansion, laundry addition, a picture archiving and communications upgrade, a coagulation analyzer and a steris serilizer.
Mark Blackwell, director of physical therapy was the guest speaker. He has been at Clara Barton Hospital for seven years.
“CBH has good staff and good management,” said Blackwell. He thanked the foundation for their support.
Blackwell explained that he had had numerous sports injuries and other injuries that required physical therapy.
“These are experiences I use treating my patients,” he said. “I listen to my patients.”
Two areas that he does a lot of is wound care and nerve conduction.
“I’m real proud of what we’ve accomplished,” he said. For the future, he would like to see more sports medicine and an increase in the size of the physical therapy area.