With donations totaling $18,000, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has now given over three hundred and twenty-thousand dollars to the hospital. Auxiliary President, Barbara Niner, presented the checks to the Hospital Foundation at the annual Auxiliary meeting on Friday. $3,000 of the funds were generated by the annual Christmas Trees of Love Project and earmarked to go to the hospital's Digital Mammography Project. The remaining $15,000 came from Kozy Korner Gift Shop proceeds and will go towards new furnishings in the Surgical Waiting Room.
Hospital Foundation Executive Director Ada Kirven thanked the group of 50 volunteers for their gifts, and said that they are pleased to receive the funding for the Digital Mammography Project which began with a fund raising walk held last October. The $3,000 that the Auxiliary just donated will become $6,000 because of a match from First Interstate Bank. The Hospital Foundation is now within $25,000 of their $250,000 goal for the new Digital Mammography equipment.