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Hospital auxiliary 'hears'about audiology services

Christmas drawing Saturday at the Shoppe

Katie Zogelman, Doctor of Audiology, from Hearing Life Hearing Aid Center of Wichita, explained her services to St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary members at the Dec. 6 meeting.

She comes to St. Luke Medical Clinic one day a month. She tests all ages for hearing loss, including babies, and dispenses hearing aids.

Hearing loss can result in a decline in socialization, and an increase in depression and dementia. It’s important to get a baseline exam. There is no charge for the exam.

Prices for hearing aids range from $2,000-$6,000.

Auxiliary board members provided snacks and desserts. Throughout the meeting, names were drawn for door prizes provided by the Shoppe.

Gross sales for October were $9,196, and $10,381 in November.

Interest earned was $210.69. Expenses were $2,526.

The pledge of $125,000 for the St. Luke Foundation capital campaign for improvement of the clinic and living center has been fulfilled.

Volunteers logged 1,236 volunteer hours. There are 185 members.

Jeremy Ensey, CEO, thanked Auxiliary members for volunteering and for all they contribute to the hospital, clinic, living center, and community.

When he gives tours, he always points out signs posted in buildings showing what the Auxiliary has done. He said that it’s one of a kind — a legacy that is unprecedented.

Dr. Boppana, a physician at Heartland Cardiology, will be seeing patients at the clinic in place of Dr. Beck. It has helped having Dr. Whitely at the clinic two days per week. Dr. Reynolds will be doing cataract surgeries two days this month.

Recruitment of a full-time physician is continuing.

Remodeling of the living center will include the tub room and dining room in the first phase. Office staff will be moved to the front of the building. It should be completed by the end of May.

MD Save is a program for those who don’t have insurance, or have insurance with a high deductible, to get reduced pricing for medical tests.

Ashley Gann, director of FACT, met with the staff at the hospital to discuss a payroll deduction program being started for donations to FACT.

The hospital has adopted a family for Christmas.

The Foundation benefit dinner cleared over $11,000. It put the campaign goal over $1 million.

There will be a Christmas drawing 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shoppe which includes eight gift cards and several items.

The auxiliary’s annual dinner/meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the community building.

The program will be a style show of clothing and accessories from the Shoppe. Carlsons’ Grocery will cater the meal. The price will be $12.50 per person. Reservations will be required.

The back awning of the Shoppe was installed by Orville Pfeiffer, Walter Hein, and Keith Conyers. Marion Manufacturing donated materials. Walter and Orville are putting together a steel table to set underneath.

The Shoppe started the last week of 2005 — 13 years ago.

The “Sunflower Auxiliary” publication has an article and pictures taken inside the Shoppe.

The next meeting will be 9:30 a.m. March 7, in the clinic basement.

Last modified Dec. 20, 2018

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