JANESVILLE, Wisconsin— The Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers announced its 2019 contributions to Mercyhealth at its Annual Awards Meeting on Thursday, May 9. Mercyhealth Vice President of Volunteers, Marketing, Public Relations, Development Foundation, Barb Bortner, accepted the Association’s donation of $155,655 from Association president-elect, Sue Kumlien. This money, which is raised through a variety of Association fundraisers, such as the gift shops at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville and Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth, Castaways Thrift Shop, and book and cookie sales, will be used to purchase:
- Bluetooth/digital vital telehealth monitors for Mercyhealth at Home patients.
- Laptops for Project SEARCH interns with special needs.
- A GE® fetal monitor to allow laboring mothers to walk around instead of staying in bed.
- New equipment, including ellipticals and treadmills, for cardiac rehab patients.
- Recliners for bariatric patients, including glucose machines, blood pressure cuffs and prescription drug assistance at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville.
- A high definition simulator (METI-Man) for Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth education simulation lab. This simulator helps medical professionals to practice emergency situations in a more realistic environment.
- Blanket warmer, lift assist chair and transportation vouchers for cancer patients.
In addition, the Association donated $13,777 to the Wigs for Patients program, $14,000 in scholarships for individuals pursuing a health care degree, $25,000 to the 2019 House of Mercy Homeless Center Charity Ball.For more information about the many volunteer opportunities available, call Jill Ayres at (608) 756-6713 or Jackie Lee at (608) 756-6739.
About Mercyhealth : Mercyhealth is a multi-regional health system with more than 850 employed physician partners, seven hospitals and 85 primary and specialty care locations serving 55 northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin communities. Mercyhealth’s over 8,000 employee/partners care for more than 2.4 million patient visits each year. Mercyhealth offers four core service areas: hospital-based service; clinic-based services; home health, hospice and retail services; and a wholly owned insurance company. It provides over 125 specialties, including emergency/trauma care, prehospital services, a perinatal medicine in its 52-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and heart, cancer and orthopedic care. As the top vertically integrated health care provider, it continuously works with a passion for making lives better for the people, families and communities it serves. For more information, please visit mercyhealthsystem.org.