Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Some Good News

Hospital gets check for $150K


Mercy Hospital Anderson has received a $150,000 check from the hospital guild to be used to buy new technology and equipment.

Patricia Schroer, president and chief operating officer, said the new equipment and technology will include a mammography machine, an echocardiography machine that evaluates heart valves and chamber function, an upgraded system that tracks mammography patient information, a defibrillator and Danamapp monitors, a machine that monitors pulse and blood pressure.

"We are very grateful to the guild for this donation," Schroer said.

The check was presented to Schroer by the guild's outgoing president, Anne Svoboda, during the guild's annual spring luncheon.

The money was raised from the hospital gift shop and from craft fairs conducted by the guild.

"This group represents a vital fund-raising arm of the hospital," said Jeff Wiesemann, public relations manager. "Each year they make a sizable donation. Last year they raised $148,000."

The guild, with over 200 members, was chartered in 1945 at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Mariemont, the predecessor of Mercy Hospital Anderson.

The hospital is part of Mercy Health Partners. It is located at 7500 State Road, Anderson Township.

It offers inpatient and outpatient services, including an emergency department, general medical and surgical services, maternity and special care nursery services, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, diabetes education and a full range of diagnostic services.

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Olivet Baptist Church, 6838 Montgomery Road, Silverton, will burn its mortgage at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 29.

The Rev. Aaron Greenlea, pastor, who succeeded the late Rev. L. Venchael Booth, said he and the small congregation consider it a blessing to be able to burn the mortgage in 19 years.

"The Lord has worked with us and kept us going," Greenlea said. "We have a very active membership of young people.''

Olivet was started by Booth in 1984 after he left Zion Baptist Church in Avondale. Many of Zion members followed him to Olivet.

Greenlea was pastor of St. Elizabeth Baptist Church in Fairmount before coming to Olivet.

Rev. Damon Lynch Jr., pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Carthage, will deliver the sermon during the mortgage burning ceremony and anniversary celebration.

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Students at St. Antoninus School, Covedale, collected and delivered 600 nonperishable food items and toiletries to Mana Outreach Food Pantry, 931 McPherson Ave., Price Hill.

The items will be used to help the needy in that community.

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