Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Group gives $50K to Imaging Center

St. Luke's Wood River Volunteer Core presented a cash gift of $50,000 to the hospital this month to purchase ultrasound equipment for the newly completed Women's Imaging Center at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center.

The hospital provides more than 2,200 mammograms, nearly 600 breast and pelvic ultrasounds and 400 bone-density screenings each year.

As a nonprofit organization, St. Luke's relies on the financial support from the community to fund many special programs and medical technology.

"We are so fortunate to have such a supportive community," said Bruce Jensen, St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center CEO. "The Volunteer Core does an amazing job of not only supporting the hospital financially, but also by creating new programs and activities for the members of this community."

For more information about the St. Luke's Volunteer Core and volunteering for its projects, contact Deb Hobart at 727-8406.

Just Bag It, Hailey

The Hailey Chamber of Commerce has joined as a partner in the city of Hailey's Just Bag It project. The chamber is encouraging all members and friends to participate in its efforts to reduce the use of giveaway bags at local cash registers.

Businesses are signing on to join in the Earth Day event on Thursday, April 22, by not providing any free plastic bags at checkouts.

Businesses that use a lot of takeout bags are encouraged to provide reusable bags for purchase and to promote shoppers' bringing their own bags. A limited number of bags will be provided by Just Bag It.

Currently Atkinsons', Albertsons and King's are participating.

Any business that would like to join the effort can e-mail for more information and free bags.

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