Hospice of Dickinson County recently received a donation from the End of the Trail Quilters Guild for $595.50. The donation was half of the proceeds from their silent auction which was held the first weekend in April in conjunction with their bi-annual quilt show. End of the Trail Quilters Guild members voluntarily make and donate a quilt for every Hospice of Dickinson County patient. Shown from left are Debbie Bielefeld, Hospice of Dickinson County Volunteer Coordinator; Sheila Biggs, End of the Trail Quilters Guild President; and Carol Whitehair, Director of Hospice of Dickinson County.
Archer Daniels Midland Company donated $1,000 to the Ed Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Hospice of Dickinson County. All proceeds from the June 18th golf tournament are designated for the care of local hospice patients through the Hospice of Dickinson County program.
Hospice of Dickinson County is a local, non-profit community hospice that provides end of life care. According to Debbie Bielefeld, Hospice of Dickinson County Volunteer Coordinator, it is one of the few hospices in the state of Kansas that will provide hospice care at no cost to patients who do not have health insurance. She states, “We are able to do this only because of generous donations such as this. We are guided by our commitment to quality service in our relationships with patients and their families, colleagues, and the community.”
Hospice of Dickinson County serves patients in Dickinson County and within a radius of 20 miles from either the Abilene or Herington offices.
The ADM donation was given through ADM Cares, a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic, and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities, and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.
The golf tournament will be held at Great Life Golf and Fitness, 1705 Country Club Lane, Abilene. It is a four-person scramble that starts at 8:00 a.m. Each hole will have a challenge with a prize opportunity including a hole-in-one car give away sponsored by Holm Automotive Center. For golf tournament information call 263-6630.
The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps (MHSVC) recently donated $250 to the Memorial Health Foundation. The donation is designated for the Abilene Public Transportation Fund, a fund that provides public transportation rides to and from Memorial Hospital and Heartland Health Care Clinic appointments. Shown (from left) are Michelle McClanahan, MHS Director of Volunteer Services; Jennifer Elliott, Memorial Health Foundation Director; and Joe Sanfilippo, MHSVC treasurer.
The 16th Annual Ed Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 18. The location for the event is Great Life Golf and Fitness (formerly Abilene Country Club), 1705 Country Club Lane, Abilene.
The tournament is held in memory of longtime Abilene businessman and restaurateur Ed Kuntz. This annual fundraiser benefits Hospice of Dickinson County, with proceeds going directly toward the care of local hospice patients.
The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The price is $75 per person or $65 for those who bring their own cart if paid registration is received by June 16.
For more information or to register for the tournament, visit: www.homehealthhospice.org and click on the golf tournament logo. Participants may register and pay online or print and mail in a registration form.
Anyone with questions may call Hospice of Dickinson County in Abilene at 785-263-6630.
The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group will meet on Tuesday, June 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital Conference Room B. Angela Horsfall, a pharmacist with Auburn Pharmacy, will present a program on diabetic medications.
The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group is open to anyone with diabetes and family members of those with diabetes. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
The Dickinson County Diabetes Support Group is affiliated with the American Diabetes Association, Memorial Health System, and K-State Research and Extension, Dickinson County. For more information, call Beth Helmerichs, RD, LD, Memorial Health System, 785-263-6676 or K-State Research and Extension, Dickinson County, at 785-263-2001.
The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps is pleased to announce that Madison Roth, Abilene, has been awarded a $500 scholarship. The Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps presents a scholarship annually to a local high school senior who has volunteered their time within the community and plans to pursue a career in healthcare. Madison will graduate from Abilene High School this spring and will be attending Bethel College in Newton in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
The MRI in Memorial Hospital’s Imaging and Radiology Services department was recently refilled with helium during a routine check-up. The liquid helium is used to cool the superconductive magnet coil in the MRI scanner. Helium exists at the extremely low temperature of -452.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The electricity and residual heat from use eventually burns off some of the helium over time. The helium is refilled every nine to twelve months by a helium supply service based in Otis, KS. Shown with the MRI is Jarod Haselhorst, Memorial Hospital MRI Technologist.
Hospice of Dickinson County has been recognized nationally and named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient for providing the highest level of quality hospice services according to Deyta Analytics, a national agency that collects data and provides advanced analytics on hospice agencies. The award is based upon data gathered from patients’ informal primary caregivers.
Hospice of Dickinson County scored above the national average on 20 out of 24 experience indicator measures which earned this national recognition. Some of the indicators measured were Getting Help for the Patient’s Symptoms, Hospice Team Communication, Getting Timely Care, Treating Family Member with Respect, Providing Emotional Support, Support for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs, Information Continuity, Understanding the Side Effects of Pain Medication, and Getting Hospice Care Training.
This Hospice award is based on national standards developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow valid comparisons among all Medicare certified hospice agencies. Medicare certified means the hospice agency is approved by Medicare and meets certain federal health and safety requirements.
Hospice of Dickinson County is a division of Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County, a local, non-profit agency that provides services to residents of Dickinson County with offices in Abilene and Herington. The agency received national recognition for its quality home health services in October 2015. For more information contact the Abilene office at 263-6630.
Attention health care workers, you will find a wide variety of scrubs, shoes, and accessories at the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps Scrub Sale. The convenience of shopping, where you can feel items and try them on, comes to Abilene at Memorial Hospital from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 and to Village Manor from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 25. This sale will be held in a mobile unit parked in the east parking lot at Memorial Hospital and in the parking lot at Village Manor.
Name-brand scrub tops and bottoms in all sizes ranging from XXS to 5XL, including Petite and Tall sizes, will be available at competitive pricing. Special orders for all brands, styles, and colors will also be available.
The MHS Volunteer Corps uses the proceeds from the fundraiser to support special projects within Memorial Health System. Anyone with questions may contact Michelle McClanahan, Director of Volunteer Services, at 785-263-6692.