Members of the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Guild of Volunteers presented hospital president James Callaghan, MD, a check for $80,000, to be used to purchase medical equipment, during their annual awards luncheon April 14. Callaghan thanked the group for its “selfless dedication.” “Every year, I marvel at how the guild is able to raise such large sums of money for the hospital and do all the other day-to-day things that help us so much,” he said.
He added the latest donation will be used to purchase arterial blockage diagnostic equipment, along with user-friendly room information boards, so patients easily will be able to see the names of their physicians and nurses and plans for treatment; and a pharmacy medication scanner to help enhance patient safety. Sheila Ito, guild president, said the money is raised through the hospital Gift Shoppe and numerous other fundraisers during the year. Shown, from left, are Caryn Glossinger, guild corresponding secretary; Nancy Hansen, treasurer; Kathleen Nicholson, recording secretary; Ito; Angie Kmiecik, vice president; Callaghan; and Judi Day, Gift Shoppe treasurer.