At the most recent meeting of the Foundation for Pike County Memorial Hospital, it was announced that the project to renovate and purchase new equipment for the general radiology room at the hospital is complete.
More than $65,000 was raised for the project through individual and business donations as well as funds raised at the fall dinner auction. Work on cosmetic changes and installation of the new technology is underway at the hospital.
Rebekka Thornton, director of radiology, relates, “The equipment being installed will provide the latest technology available for general radiology. This technology will allow PCMH to provide the highest quality of radiologic exams that are available in the health care industry.”
The updated radiology room is located adjacent to the emergency room and is often used in emergency situations.
Nov. 16 has been set for the annual Foundation for PCMH Dinner/Auction. Proceeds of the event will be the first phase of the new campaign. In assessing possible projects, the foundation has chosen to fund the replacement of an ambulance.
The PCMH ambulance service has more than 2,000 runs per year. Two of the current ambulances are high mileage and need to be replaced. PCMH is replacing one ambulance through capital budget and the foundation has committed to raising the funds for the second replacement ambulance.
The foundation has contributed more than $600,000 to various projects to enhance health care services in Pike County and the surrounding area. Additionally, the foundation hosts an annual golf tournament to fund health care for children.
“On behalf of the foundation board, I would like to thank the community for their excellent support of the Foundation over the years and their continued commitment to providing excellent health care to our area,” stated Clay Logan, chairman of the foundation. “We are pleased to fund the new radiology room and we look forward to outlining the new project at our annual dinner auction in November.”
The Foundation for Pike County Memorial Hospital was created in 2003 to “provide the critical margin” to fund special projects that improve health care to the Pike County community.