Oncology Satellite Pharmacy Campaign Successful
The Foundation deeply appreciates the challenge put forth by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Barto, who matched $50,000 in donations toward the construction of the Oncology Satellite Pharmacy in the Merle Cancer Care Center. In all, IHF raised more than $100,000 to offset the $450,000 in construction costs to provide enhanced pharmacy services for infusion patients. Gifts for this campaign over $2,000 came from the Anacortes Elks Club; Dr. and Mrs. John Bame; Island Hospital Auxiliary; Joe Mulcahey MD and Anthony Young; and William Whittemore. For details about the Oncology Satellite Pharmacy, see page 5.
Carabba Scholarship Winners
Anacortes High School students Connor Richards, Michael Perron and Catrina Pelletier were awarded this year’s John Carabba Memorial Scholarships, dedicated to students going into the healthcare field. The annual award commemorates John Carabba, who helped start the Island Hospital Foundation and was a strong supporter of Island Hospital and quality healthcare for the community. The awards were presented by Island Hospital Commissioner Buzz Ely MD and IHF Board Member Diane Rusher.
Popular IH Golf Classic Earns $75,000
The Annual Island Hospital Golf Classic marked its 11th year by raising $75,000 to help fund hospital services and programs such as health screenings, charity care and purchase of new equipment and technologies that improve patient experiences.
Skagit Golf & Country Club hosted the event again this year and, with help from members of the Island Hospital Auxiliary and a host of enthusiastic volunteers, the Classic was successful as a fundraiser and as a fun-filled day for participants.
2012 Golf Classic Winners:
1st place team (low gross) – Swinomish Casino
1st place team (low net) – BrandStrategy
Longest drive (women) -Kay Steiner
Longest drive (men) – Jeff Murphy
Closest to pin (women) - Kimberly Latsha
Closest to pin (men) - Dave Allison
“Killer Bee” long drive – Jim Roe
IH Sleep Center Spotlighted at Fireside Chat
Dr. Robert M. Reyna MD, Medical Director of the Island Hospital Sleep Wellness Center, addressed the quarterly Fireside Chat held in the home of Karen and Paul Maughan, President of the Island Hospital Board of Commissioners. In addition to his presentation titled, “Some must watch, while some must sleep”, Dr. Reyna confirmed that the Sleep Center has received full accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and, more recently, was named as a Center of Excellence by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Both designations will allow the Sleep Center to pursue options to expand its programs and patient base.
Quarterly Fireside Chats, which feature Island Hospital physicians as speakers, are organized by the IHF to familiarize Foundation Society members with the growing number of programs and services available at our hospital.
Women’s Heart Health Program Launched
More women diagnosed with heart ailments will be able to participate in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program at Island Hospital thanks to more than $15,000 in funding from the IHF. The grant includes proceeds from the 2011 Festival of Trees and a generous donation from Soroptimist International of Anacortes. The organization took top honors in the Festival's tree-decorating competition with its entry, Taking Steps for Women’s Heart Health.
The newly established grant program seeks to identify patients who may be unable to afford the cardiopulmonary rehab program and to help them participate by off-setting the cost of high insurance co-pays. For more information, contact Molly Johnson at (360) 588-2074.
Say “Thanks” to a Special Guardian Angel
Every day at Island hospital, physicians, nurses, staff members and volunteers are making a positive difference in the lives of patients and families, as well as colleagues. For those who want to say “Thank You” and to honor special caregivers, there's the Guardian Angel program.
Here's how it works: Patients, family members or IH employees can recognize a Guardian Angel by going to the IHF website, clicking “give online” and leaving the name of their caregiver and a special message. Or they can click to print out a form, enter their name, the name of the person they want to honor and a donation amount.
Guardian Angels will receive a letter from the Foundation advising them that a gift has been made in their honor along with a personal message from the giver. They’ll also receive a custom-crafted Guardian Angel pin and acknowledgment in the IHF quarterly newsletter and other hospital publications. Funds raised through the Guardian Angel program and other IHF fundraising initiatives are used to support Island Hospital services and programs.
Watch our New Video!
Island Hospital touches the lives of so many in our community and beyond. A few of them agreed to share their experiences by appearing in a new video produced by the Island Hospital Foundation. Click here
to view the video. You may see a friend or a neighbor with a story to tell and gratitude to share about the care they received at Island Hospital.