Volunteers at the Gift Shop at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center met March 9th and chose to fund 13 hospital improvement projects from a list submitted by various departments.
The total amount donated this year was $53,948.
Projects funded include a new endoscopy monitoring system; bassinets for the birthing center; one-arm drive wheelchairs for long-term-care; a vein finder; supplies for chemotherapy comfort baskets; and large-print New Testaments, bookmarks, and vases for Spiritual Care. All proceeds from the shop go toward hospital projects. In the past 20 years, it has donated more than $500,000, according to PeaceHealth.