The Volunteer Leadership Council with McKee Medical Center announced six awards that total $55,600 for programs and services provided by the hospital to patients.
Money is raised through sales in the McKee Gift Shop in the hospital and McKee Thrift Avenue, a second-hand store at Fifth Street and Cleveland Avenue in downtown Loveland. Members of the Volunteer Leadership Council solicit applications from different departments in the hospital to fund various projects. All money goes toward improving patient care. These awards include:
*$9,600 for new chairs in the surgical and oncology units
*$2,900 for a new television for the main hospital lobby
*$2,500 for an automated electronic defibrillator for the McKee Cancer Center
*$5,000 for the McKee educational scholarship program
*$6,000 for pre-printed white boards to be installed in the orthopedic and surgical/oncology units
*$29,600 to complete renovations to the chapel at McKee.
“Our volunteers give so much of their time to the hospital and take pride in being able to contribute financially as well,” said Christie O’Hanlon, director of volunteer and senior services.
The volunteers raise about $100,000 each year from the gift shop, thrift store and a variety of fund-raising projects. Sales at the gift shop have remained steady during the recent poor economy, while sales at the thrift store have increased substantially, O’Hanlon said.
For more information, visit www.bannerhealth.com/McKee.