By Jan Rahn
With help from a grant, along with donations from area residents, the new ultrasound machine at Perkins County Health Services is in place and in use.
Ron Patrick, administrator for the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, led the effort in raising funds for the new equipment, in operation since mid-August, which enhances diagnostic capabilities at the Grant Medical Clinic.
The project toward purchase of the $25,000 piece of medical equipment began the middle of May. A recent grant for $1,500 from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation of North Platte was added to funds from 31 donors to the PCHS Foundation, fulfilling the required amount for purchase.
Dr. Kristi Kohl applauds the project. “This machine will provide benefit in the clinic for rapid diagnosis and prognosis in pregnancies and in emergency cases, such as bladder cases,” she said. “It will be available for use by all the community medical providers, not only by us in the Grant Medical Clinic.”
Patrick released the complete list of donors who can take pride in this state-of-the-art equipment purchase to benefit their local hospital and clinic.
Donors supporting the project include: Anonymous, Jerome and Pinky Clemens, Norman and Rhonda Duba, Gordon and Janette Ensz, Ken and Bonnie Erickson, Golden Plains Mennonite Church, Ron and Diane Hagan, Victor and Taffy Hastings, Cecil and Bev Hendricks, Yvonne Herman, Pam Holm, Dan and Josie Hughes, Loren and Colette Jessen, Larry and Doris Keller, Kent and Rhonda Kroeker, Jim and Dorie Lee, Mary Lempke, Jarret and Cindy Malmkar, Lamoin Meyer, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, Burle Newth, Lee and Carol Nikkel, Ruth Ochsner, Jeff and Tonya Olsen, Keith and Doris Olsen, PCHSF Golf Tournament proceeds, Ann Rau, Bill and Carmen Richmond, Grady Robinson, Marvin and Marcia Swan, Scoular Foundation, and the Thomas D. Buckley Trust.