MARCH 25, 2010

Pat Larson and Cheryl Jones, US Bank employees, show the CVHC Auxiliary raffle quilt on display in the Bank until May 3 when the winning ticket is drawn at the final Auxiliary meeting of the season.

CVHC Auxiliary quilt raffle displayed at US Bank

    The Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary quilt raffle will conclude on Monday, May 3 when the winning ticket is drawn at the final Auxiliary meeting of the season. The 90” x 90” ‘Many Trips around the World’ quilt was specially made and donated by Dora McMinn, Owner, The Quilting Shed in Lenore.

    The quilt is currently on display at US Bank. Raffle tickets are available through the bank, Auxiliary members and the CVH switchboard. They are $1 each or six for $5.

    CVHC has requested funds from the Auxiliary for the purchase of a pneumotransilluminator or, in layperson’s terms, a vein finder. According to Sue Higgins, CVHC Director of Nursing Services, the equipment would be useful throughout the clinic and hospital, but especially for newborns. “It is always a challenge when our infants need an IV started quickly. The vein finder would be extremely helpful.” Proceeds from the quilt raffle will be donated to the hospital.

    “The Auxiliary donations have been extremely helpful, not only in providing monies for equipment, but I also use the information in grant requests to show community involvement,” said Pam McBride, CVHC Grants Coordinator. “Their funds are also frequently used as a match when I apply for foundation, federal or state grants.”

    According to McBride, the CVHC Auxiliary funds were most recently used as a match to the Idaho Community Foundation to purchase an infant crib during a recent funding cycle.

    “We’re hopeful people will support our hospital by buying some quilt raffle tickets and attending our April 30 Wine Tasting. Once again Doris has made a stunning quilt,” said Freddi Engblom, Auxiliary member. “She has made and donated a number of quilts in the past and this one is every bit as beautiful. We appreciate her efforts on behalf of our Auxiliary and our hospital.”

    The next Auxiliary meeting is scheduled fro Monday, April 5 at noon in the Ponderosa Restaurant meeting room. The featured speaker will be Wendi Richardson, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, speaking about the CVHC Pain Clinic. Everyone is welcome to the no host lunch meeting.