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Dickenson Community Hospital Foundation raises $16,000 through annual WDIC radio auction
CLINTWOOD, Va. – The Dickenson Community Hospital Foundation took to the airwaves recently to raise money benefiting patients and their families through the seventh annual Dickenson County Radio Auction. Thanks to WDIC radio and people in the community, the event raised about $16,000.
The funds will be used to purchase a behavioral health hospital bed for the Green Oak Behavioral Health Unit located at Dickenson Community Hospital. Additional funds will be used to update equipment in the emergency department at the hospital.
Photo ID (left to right): Brian Steffey, geropsych outpatient program manager, DCH; Paul Buchanan, DCH Foundation board; Bill Farthing, DCH Foundation board member with Mountain States Foundation; David Yates, DCH Foundation board; Roger Stanley, DCH Foundation board; Shanghai Nickles, DCH Foundation board; Shirley Hawkins, administrative assistant, DCH; Rick Mullins, DCH Foundation board; Mark Vanover, DCH Foundation board, and assistant vice president, Dickenson Community Hospital.
“The radio auction was a big success and we sincerely appreciate the wonderful generosity of everyone who supported us,” said Mark Vanover, assistant vice president and chief operating officer at Dickenson Community Hospital. “I especially want to thank WDIC for hosting this every year and our foundation board members for organizing it. These projects we’ll fund are a great benefit to the hospital and they help us better serve our community.”
Area businesses donated merchandise or money in support of the auction. The donated items were put up for bid in a four-hour auction held live on the radio on WDIC 92.1 FM and 1430AM and online at wdicradio.com. Bids were handled by phone. Members of the Dickenson Community Hospital Foundation’s board of directors, along with Betty Fleming of WDIC and several hospital team members, were involved in putting on the radio auction.
“The money people gave through the radio auction will have a direct impact on the health care the hospital provides to the people of our community,” said Roger Stanley, vice chair for the foundation board. “It’s certainly a worthy cause, and I want to thank everyone who helped make the radio auction a success.”
The radio auction has raised about $180,000 over its seven years and helped fund a variety of important projects and equipment at Dickenson Community Hospital, including a defibrillator, stretchers, blanket warmers, patient monitors, security cameras, a DynaMap machine to monitor vital signs, radiology equipment, and a BiPAP machine to help patients with sleep apnea breathe better.