VGH Foundation Launches Public Capital Campaign
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2007
|Contact: Monica Sylte
Monroe, WA – Remembering what matters most… When a family delivers at Valley General Hospital they should expect excellence in patient care in a loving and quality health care environment. They should also expect the hospital to have the most state-of-the-art equipment to benefit mother and baby.
The Valley General Hospital Foundation is launching a capital campaign to fund new Birth Center equipment. The new mother/fetal monitoring equipment will be an upgrade from the equipment that is currently being used.
“Our new babies are the hospital’s most precious patients,” states Jenine Lantz, Birth Center manager. “This new technology is more superior and allows for more sensitive monitoring.”
The campaign goal is $64,000 and will replace four monitors that offer the newest generation of equipment and allows for comprehensive monitoring throughout labor, delivery and recovery.
“Our new maternal/fetal monitoring system will allow us to continue to deliver the high standard of care our patients expect from us,” states Richard M. Rybarczyk, MD of Monroe Women’s Care. “These monitors are the same ones available in hospitals much lager than ours. We appreciate the ability to work with this new technology.”
The Valley General Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, whose purpose is to raise funds to advance the mission of Valley General Hospital. With a volunteer Board of Trustees with Neil Watkins, Executive Director, Monroe Chamber of Commerce and VGH Commissioner, as Foundation President. Each year the Foundation raises funds to benefit Valley General Hospital, with its Classic Car Raffle, the Capital Campaign, golf tournament and other events. In 2006, the Foundation raised approximately $190,000. For more information, please call Lin McIlrath, Foundation mangers at 306-794-7497 ext. 304.