Clarinda Foundation Partners with CMF

Clarinda, IA | July 30, 2018

The Clarinda Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Clarinda Medical Foundation a grant in the amount of $5,416 for the purchase of new 10mm Laparoscope for use in surgical procedures. The award matches a purchase by the Clarinda Medical Foundation for a 5.4mm in the amount of $5,416.

Clarinda Medical Foundation President Melissa Garner says, “We are very pleased to receive this grant from the Clarinda Foundation. We know they had many great projects from which to choose, so being selected is a real honor.” Garner went on to say, “Our Medical Foundation is committed to supporting the Clarinda Regional Health Center and this generous grant from the Clarinda Foundation helps make that job easier.”

As a result of this grant award, the CRHC Surgery Center now has two new laparoscopes. CRHC Operating Room Coordinator Mandy Woods and Operating Room Charge Nurse Tyler Hill (Pictured here) serve as co-managers of the CRHC Surgery Center. Woods says, “The grant award from two Foundations helps us replace one piece of aging equipment and position our department to be able to meet the increased volumes we have experienced in surgical procedures.” Hill adds, “I would like to thank the Clarinda Foundation and Clarinda Medical Foundation for this grant. We appreciate their ongoing commitment to the community.”

CRHC Chief Executive Officer Chuck Nordyke adds, “Collaborative efforts like this matching grant award from the two Foundations is always appreciated. When we find ways to work together on projects, everyone wins.” Nordyke goes on to say, “The two new laparoscopes have been purchased and are currently being used to assist with patient care. Between our General Surgeon, Dr. Marlene Wier and the lineup of specialty clinic providers who use our surgery center, the new equipment helps us serve patients even more efficiently.”

The Clarinda Foundation has scheduled an award ceremony Wednesday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clarinda Lied Public Library. This year the Clarinda Foundation is awarding approximately $83,000 for community projects. Since 1987, the Clarinda Foundation Board has awarded approximately $950,000 to local non-profits and units of local government.