From left are hospital gift shop volunteers Nadine Robertson, Carolyn Wilsie, Jeanne Sande, Margaret Lynne, Ruth Tompsett, Marion Nell, Kathy Fitzgerald, Melody Moniz, and Merri Lystad. (PeaceHealth photo)

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.