The Healthcare Auxiliary presented St. Joseph's Hospital with the final $80,000 towards new lab equipment. The Auxiliary began the project in October of 2017 at a cost of $124,128.00 to purchase two incubators for microbiology, a hematology analyzer, three ECG machines and a fridge.
"I had a doctor thank us for doing this and this is the first time that has happened. He appreciated the fact that there were new ECG machines included in the lab equipment and I guess some of the machines were getting old and needed replacing," shared Nola Joseph, past president of the Auxiliary.
They were able to raise the total with help from the United Way and the generous support of the community. The Auxiliary also announced the new project they will take on in January which is to purchase new beds for the long-term care wing.