Howard Young Foundation Receives $50,000 from Hospital Volunteers

The Partners of Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $50,000 to the Howard Young Foundation. The donation will benefit health related services at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

The Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raises money throughout the year through sales at the Hospital Gift Shop and the Auxiliary Thrift Shop, located at 209 East Pine Street in Eagle River.

“This donation to the Howard Young Foundation was made possible thanks to our loyal customers, and the countless hours our volunteers dedicate to the Auxiliary,” said Peggy Lambert, President, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “It means a great deal to our volunteers to be able to give this gift to the hospital and the community.”

In December, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital began using a new ambulance, which was purchased thanks to a separate donation of $50,000 from the Auxiliary.

The state-of-the-art ambulance is equipped with the latest critical care technology including LIFENET®. With the push of a button, LIFENET® allows EMTs to transmit a heart attack patient’s electrocardiogram (EKG) directly to Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. The 2011 Chevy 4500 ambulance also features all LED lights inside and out, a dual tone siren and air horns. The old ambulance was donated to Nicolet College in Rhinelander.

“We are honored by the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers,” said Sheila Clough, President, Ministry Howard Young Health Care. “We are thrilled to add this ambulance to our existing emergency resources in the Eagle River community.”

- The Howard Young Foundation is a quasi independent philanthropic, not for profit, charitable corporation. Established in 1985, the primary purpose of the Foundation is to actively seek and invest charitable support for Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center and Dr. Kate Home Health Hospice. “Because of inadequate reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid programs, our hospitals must rely on Philanthropic support to assure the high quality of care our residents and visitors expect and deserve,” said John Lund, President, Howard Young Foundation, Inc.

If you would like to make a donation to the Howard Young Foundation toward the purchase this new ambulance that will help make a difference in the lives of our community members in time of an emergency, call the Foundation at 715-356-8096.

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