|Hospital Foundation provides funds for new wheelchair at clinic|
Chase County Clinic has been in need of a wheelchair to assist patients when they arrive at the clinic.
Lee Kunnemann, officer manager at the clinic, had researched wheelchairs that would be easy for patients to use, take up less space than a traditional chair, and most importantly, would be dedicated for use in the clinic.
Anew chair now in use at the clinic is equipped with an automatic braking system and movable armrests for patient safety and easy transfer. It features a space-saving design that requires a third less space as compared to traditional wheel chairs.
The Chase County Hospital Foundation provided $1,000 towards purchase of the new chair. The foundation has also designated $1,000 for the Wauneta Clinic. Staff at the Wauneta Clinic is currently looking at several different items for which these funds will be applied.
The Chase County Hospital Foundation continues to seek resources that will assist Chase County Community Hospital and both clinics in Imperial and Wauneta to obtain needed equipment.
An effort is currently underway to secure funds to be used in purchasing a digital mammography system and new urology equipment. In addition to applying for grants to help in this effort, the foundation relies on donations from the public.