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NORCAL ROAD GYPSIES DONATES $2,000 TO MAYERS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION FOR HOSPICE!


POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

The NorCal Road Gypsies held their annual Summer Show & Shine event at the Intermountain Fairgrounds in McArthur on 7/15/18. Bob Eastburn, one of the event organizers, dropped by Mayers in his classic car to award $2,000 to Intermountain Hospice and Foundation staff.
Footnote: Event co-coordinator Greg Gordon has designated PG&E matching funds for his volunteer time planning and organizing the event that!


MAYERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR NEW HOSPITAL WING


POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

More than 100 people broke out into applause Friday (June 15) on the west side of Mayers Memorial Hospital as hospital, foundation and community officials, and donors turned shovels full of soil at the conclusion of a ceremony program to mark the construction of a 10,400-squre-foot building.

The new hospital wing structure will be built on the current hospital site at 43563 State Highway 299 East, Fall River Mills, CA and will be fully complete by mid-year 2020. It will replace the current 1956 portion of the hospital that houses the emergency, laboratory and imaging services. The cost is $18.3 million.

MAYERS AWARDED $40,434


POSTED ON MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

The Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation (MIHF) recently awarded $40,434 in grants to various Mayers Memorial Hospital District (MMHD) departments. These awards were available through the revenues generated by the Thrift & Gifts store, as well as the good works of the many volunteers and hours they contribute. Department managers at MMHD annually have the opportunity to submit grant request explaining the project or equipment needs. Grant requests are reviewed and approved by the MIHF board of directors.

This year MIHF was excited to award grants to various departments with project and equipment needs that will benefit the quality care provided to patients.

Grants included:
Cardiac Rehab, NuStep Commercial Grade, $4200; Dietary, Stainless Steel Work Tables, $5733; Dietary, Slicer for Burney Annex Kitchen, $5110; Laboratory, CW3 Cell Washer, $9423; Quality Department, Door Covers for the Memory Care Unit at Burney Annex, $3500; Respiratory, Aerogen Solo-Aerosol Drug Delivery Device, $1420; Outpatient Medical, Bariatric Wheelchair & IV Cart, $2235; Environmental Services, Floor Scrubber, $6,415; Burney Annex, Ice Machine, $5398.

Items such as the Door Covers for the Memory Care Unit in Burney will increase the quality of life for some of our most challenged residents. Instead of looking at locked doors 24 hours a day, the residents will look at two very nice bookshelves that have been created on a wallpaper that has been handcrafted for our facility.
The NuStep for the Cardiac Rehab department assists in developing muscular strength in the arms and legs. After an open-heart surgery, the arms are especially weak and need to be exercised. The department has over 250 patient visits per month that can utilize this equipment. Additionally, staff and respiratory patients will have access to the NuStep.

Our volunteers at Mayers play an important role in providing quality healthcare to the communities we serve. Their gift of giving makes a valuable difference in all those who come in contact with them. For more information about volunteering, contact Barbara Spalding, Director of Volunteers & Events, 530.336.5211


Press Release - February 20, 2018

Foundation Awards Scholarship

The Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation (IHF) is pleased to announce that Marinda May is the recipient of the Positive Outcomes Scholarship.

The foundation's scholarship committee and board approved the $1,000 award at its regular board meeting. The scholarship will assist Marinda with her educational expenses while attending Humboldt State University. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Marinda has been a full-time employee working as a social worker/discharge planner for Mayers on the medical-surgical unit since February 2017.

The Positive Outcomes Scholarship is funded through the generosity of anonymous community members to benefit and support non-nursing employees working at Mayers for the purpose of training, certification, continuing education or further education that would directly benefit the hospital as well as the employee.

The Mayers IHF scholarship committee invites applications from graduating high school students or students already enrolled in an accredited school/program majoring in studies within the medical and health care fields. Eligibility requires that you are a 2018 graduate or a recent graduate of the Fall River Joint Unified School or the Big Valley Joint Unified School districts. Additionally, several scholarship funds are being offered to Mayers' staff members seeking assistance with continuing education, training, and education.

The Mayers IHF is a non-profit corporation, and is committed to developing and distributing resources to support and enhance the continuation of the services provided by Mayers Memorial Hospital District. Because the board of directors recognizes the need to invest in the community, it manages many scholarship funds that are awarded to young men and women seeking career opportunities in healthcare.

We extend heartfelt thanks to the donors who established and continue to support our scholarship funds and to the volunteers and patrons of the hospital gift shop for their support and contributions that benefit our community's young men and women pursuing education in healthcare.

The deadline for a scholarship is May 1, 2018 (postmark), or contact foundation staff @ 530.336.5211.

Fall/Winter 2017 - Newsletter


June 14, 2017

The Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce recent scholarship awards totaling $4,200 to local students.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to help support students entering a health- or medical-related field; and also to help support current employees of Mayers Memorial Hospital in pursuit of special training and/or certifications.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Scholarship Award Recipient Scholarship Fund Amount
Jessica Stadem, Fall River Mills Positive Outcomes Scholarship (Anonymous Donor) $1,000
Cassandra Marie Jones, Adin Mayers IHF Scholarship $600
Makayla Henderson, Burney Mayers IHF Scholarship $400
Savanna Miller, Bieber Mayers IHF Scholarship $600
Lucas Warnock, McArthur Mayers IHF Scholarship $600
Shayanne Marquez, McArthur Mayers IHF Scholarship $400
Morgen White, Bieber Mayers IHF Scholarship $600

Total this Cycle YTD* $4,200

As of 6/1/2017

We extend heartfelt thanks to the donors who established and continue to support our scholarship funds to assist young men and women pursuing education in healthcare.

For more information regarding the scholarship program, please contact Marlene McArthur at the Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation at 530-336-5211.

September 20, 2016

It's an exciting time at our community's hospital. The Mayers Memorial Hospital District is making progress towards building a 10,000+ square foot new hospital wing to house the much needed services of Imaging, Lab, and Emergency Services. The United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)approved our loan application for the expansion in 2015. Mayers Hospital and the Mayers Foundation are working together to secure remaining funding for this project. This expansion is critical to ensuring that Mayers can continue to provide critical healthcare services to the citizens of the Intermountain area. It is this dedication to our shared goal of "always putting our patients first" and commitment to our organizational values, "Leadership, Safety, Responsibility, Commitment, Quality, and Teamwork," that will guarantee our success in preserving and strengthening the much needed healthcare services for each other, our friends, our families, and our community.

October 10, 2016

Dave and Ginny Hanna presented Elizabeth Haydock a $7,500 check to use toward her nursing education. In 2015, Ellie was the recipient of the $15,000 Violet B. Hanna Memorial Scholarship and awarded $7,500 as a partial payment based on conditions to receive the final $7,500 scholarship funding the following year. Ellie fulfilled those conditions and is now completing her final two semesters at Chico State University before graduating in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN). Upon completion of her education and committing two years of full-time employment at Mayers Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse, she will receive an additional $2,750 award from the scholarship. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 at the request of Dave and Ginny Hanna to honor Dave's mother, Violet B. Hanna, who passed away July 10, 2014, 13 days before her 101st birthday. She and husband Bill, of Hanna-Barbera animation studios, were married 65 years and spent much of their leisure time in the Fall River Valley.

May 16, 2016

Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation approved $25,000 to be awarded in the 2016 award cycle. Applications for awards were received by seven Mayers Hospital departments and six awards were approved by the Foundation Board of Directors after receiving input from the volunteer committee for equipment. Those awarded funding are as follows:
Ankle Brachial Index - $8,000.00 - Imaging
HCI Upper Body Ergometer - $500.00 - Long Term Care
Bed Replacement - $2,000.00 - Outpatient Services
2 Vital Signs Monitors - $5,400.00 - Outpatient Services
Recumbent Cross Trainer - $3,800.000 - Physical Therapy
Syringe Pump - $4,000.00 - ER, Acute Care

August 15, 2016

Lucky Finds Thrift and Gift
This year saw some changes to our thrift store that really enhanced the overall picture of our wonderful little store. In August, we merged our resale store in McArthur with our existing thrift store. Though we refreshed the inside and outside and are now calling our thrift shop Lucky Finds Thrift and Gift, we still have the same philosophy of providing an affordable option to our community. The store stocks the same great items along with some occasional new merchandise.

Donations are welcome during store hours and are truly appreciated. The store accepts furniture, small working appliances(toasters, crock pots, coffee makers, etc), clothing from a non-smoking environment and we ask that your donation be clean and in "Gently Used" condition. At this time, we are not accepting large appliances, printers, computers, older TV's or auto tires. The proceeds from the thrift store benefits your community hospital and Intermountain Hospice. So stop by and see us at 43504 Highway 299 East (next door to Fall River Arts & Trophies) We are open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.

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