Gift Shop Service Donates More Than $97,000 to Medical Center
|The Gift Shop Service volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland have donated more than $97,000 to the Medical Center completing their 2011-12 funding pledge. Part of the monies funded the replacement of Andy the Ambulance of MidMichigan Medical Center–Emergency Medical Services. This learning tool is regularly taken to internal and external events involving children. Andy is seen here with members of the EMS team, including (from left to right): Alexandria Logan, Chris Currie, Scott Shawl, Denise Cole, and Joe Thomas.
The Gift Shop Service volunteers of MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland have donated more than $97,000 to the Medical Center completing their 2011-12 funding pledge.
This support enabled the Medical Center to purchase a bladder scanner for patients in its bariatric program. This equipment will enable nursing staff to assess noninvasively the capacity of the bladder. A cardiac output monitor for the Critical Care Unit was also bought with funds received. This monitor will allow nursing staff to watch closely cardiac performance of critically ill patients using a safer, minimally invasive technique. The system will help clinical staff understand how well the heart is functioning and obtain performance data critical to spontaneous decision making.
Andy the Ambulance, of MidMichigan Medical Center–Emergency Medical Services, was replaced due to Gift Shop Service support. This learning tool is regularly taken to internal and external events involving children. In addition, instruments used for shoulder surgery and a new operating room table for the Riecker Surgery Center rounded out the support received from the Gift Shop Service.
More than 75 people volunteer in the Medical Center’s Gift Shop selling merchandise to patients, visitors and staff. All profits are annually donated to the Medical Center for equipment.
“Our volunteers are pleased to be a part of the Medical Center and take great pride in their volunteer work and the service they provide,” said Judy Rapanos, who served as chairperson of the Gift Shop Service for 2011-2012.
Other volunteer opportunities at the Medical Center include selling popcorn, offering free magazines to patients, directing and escorting patients and visitors, visiting newly admitted patients, as well as delivering flowers, mail Internet greeting cards and menus, just to name a few.
Those interested in learning more about philanthropy at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland may visit www.midmichgan.org/donations, or contact the Medical Center’s Fund Development Department at (989) 839-3342.