Howard Young Foundation, Inc. Receives $15,000 from Hospital Volunteers

(WOODRUFF, WI) – The Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center (AHYMC), through its fundraising efforts, donated $15,000 to the Howard Young Foundation Special Gift Initiative on March 7. The donation will purchase patient lifting equipment for Ministry Health Care’s Howard Young Medical Center.

The AHYMC raises money through fundraisers, and sales at the Howard Young Medical Center Gift Shop, located at 240 Maple Street, in Woodruff.

“Our dedicated volunteers provided 20,305 hours of service to the hospital last year, and we feel that we are making a positive impact on health care in our community,” said AHYMC Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Viergutz. “The Auxiliary is grateful for our medical care at Howard Young Medical Center, and we want to do what we can to assist in purchasing modern equipment to benefit our patients and staff.”

“This donation to the Howard Young Foundation was made possible thanks to the countless hours our hospital volunteers dedicate to the Auxiliary, and the community,” said John Lund, president, Howard Young Foundation, Inc. “Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation is able to support the needs of Howard Young Medical Center by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment that enables patients to receive testing, and services, right here in the Northwoods.”

In 2012, generous gifts from donors made it possible to purchase a da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci® enables surgeons to operate in a minimally invasive environment, performing complicated surgeries that might otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve. Many kinds of surgery are now being performed using the da Vinci®, including procedures in gynecology, urology, and general surgery.

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