PUTTING OUR MARK ON THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY
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The Broadwater Community Health Foundation distributed $30,901.00 for 2009. These funds were used to help upgrade and provide new medical equipment for the BHC Ambulances and the BHC facility. Included in the purchases were; dishwasher, immuno –assay analyzer, EKG machine, treadmill, IV Fluid warmers for the ambulances, and wheelchairs.
The Broadwater Community Health Foundation distributed $44,775.04 for 2010. Purchases include a Hematology Analyzer for the lab, a Ceiling light for the ER, two GPS units, two blood pressure cuff/stethoscope combo, two SamSling pelvic fracture stabilization devices for the ambulances, an adjustable wheel chair, a Laryngoscopy for the ER, and a Van Car—Vera lift package. All of these medical items will help insure that patients of Broadwater Health Center will receive first rate care.
In 2011, the Broadwater Community Health Foundation distributed $66,885.63 in total funds to help add and replace critically needed medical equipment to help patients of BHC. Included in the purchases were: a new bath system for the long term care patients, a cardiac monitor system for the hospital, two new lift recliners for the day room, a steam table for the kitchen, a new microscope, centrifuge and batteries for the portable x-ray machine in the lab, and a transfer pal and backboard pads for the ambulance.
In the year 2012, Broadwater Community Health Foundation contributed $121,551.13 to help pay for various needs of Broadwater Health Center. Purchases included were motorized gurneys, tourniquets, thermal scanners, a Hare traction device and personal flotation devices for the ambulance. A new nurse call system was updated for the hospital and nursing home. A new oxygen system was also updated in the facility. There were also several miscellaneous expenses that the Foundation covered for BHC with the 2012 distribution.
Also Broadwater Community Health Foundation has awarded Broadwater Health Center a loan in the amount of $450,000.00. The loan will be repaid over 10 years with 3% interest. As for repaying the loan, grant money that would have gone to the Health Center will now go to cover the loan payment.
To date, the Foundation has awarded $753,586.00 to the Health Center.
For the year 2013, Broadwater Community Health Foundation had $103,642.45 available for distribution to help with various Broadwater Health Center needs.
After covering the loan payments for the year back to the foundation, there was $51042.45 available for the distribution to BHC. The foundation approved the following purchases for BHC. A blood coagulator along with supplies, and auto scan / micro scan along with an interface and cables, and panels from the Siemens Healthcare were funded for purchase by BHC. The endowment fund had another great year with the stock market showing good returns.
Broadwater Health Foundation had another successful year for 2014-2015. The McMaster endowment fund earned $100,661.43 available for distribution. After covering the loan payment, the Foundation board voted to fund a new defibrillator (34,500.00) for the emergency room. Also the board voted to fund a new commercial washing machine, and medication cart, along with 20 chair covers for the nursing home.
Also the board approved to provide $500 out of non-endowment funds to help the Broadwater Elementary School start an organic garden at the school. Members thought this would be a healthy learning project for the young Broadwater County.
The McMaster Endowment provided $98,542.63 for available funds to help with medical needs of Broadwater County. After covering all loan payments, $43,342.63 was available for distribution. The board decided to purchase a blood bank workstation for the lab, two exam tables for the emergency room, two lift recliners for the nursing home, straps for the long back boards for the ambulance, and contributed to the physician recruitment plan. This still leaves approx. $23,000 left for distribution which the board with take into consideration for future needs of BHC for this year.
Broadwater Health Foundation’s earnings from the McMaster Endowment provided $99.653.55 for the 2016-2017 year. After reimbursement of the loan payments and interest there was $48,327.55 available to distribute. The equipment purchased with this money included $12,000 for an ultrasound machine, $14,830 for a X-ray/CT radiology read equipment, $7800 for two commercial dryers, $450 for ambulance lifts, $2178.96 for three laptop computers, and $10,636.00 for four recliners. The endowment fund provided another successful year with earnings helping with much needed equipment for use at Broadwater Health Center.
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The board of directors has passed a resolution formalizing a fundraising committee and establishing the Circle 100 Club and the Legacy Project for the purpose of raising money for the Foundation's charitable purpose and intent. The Circle 100 Club has helped BHC purchase handicapped doors for the hospital along with a washer/dryer, a Health Rider for physical therapy department and also a snow blower for the maintenance department. Please contact board members for more information on the Legacy Project.