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Bryan Slaba, Wagner Community Memorial Hospital-Avera finalist for AHA's Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award.
Bryan Slaba has accomplished a great deal in the three years that he has served as CEO of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera (WCMH-A) in Wagner, S.D. Through his strong leadership and "patient first" mantra, Slaba has enabled WCMH-A to build stronger relations with its underserved community to implement telemedicine and eCare services, which have been invaluable to the ED management team; this while becoming one of six hospitals in South Dakota to offer full digital imaging services and coordinating with local organizations to establish the Southern Charles Mix County Healthcare Consortium.
Congratulations to the Chart to Charge Team!!
Senator Thune Visits WCMH-A
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The Wagner Post- http://www.thewagnerpost.com/pages/?p=401
Yankton P & D- http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/04/21/community/doc4dafa69f36f8f726502826.txt
The Daily Republic- https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=4&article_id=51966
Planting the Seeds of Kindness
WAGNER, SD – The Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were honored during a Tea Party Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the hospital’s Conference Room. The party was hosted by the WCMH-A Nominations Committee composed of Committee Chair Rhani Resuello, and members Toni Bartunek, Marcia Podzimek, Bernie Koupal, and Ilene Jansen. Marcia Podzimek also can Auxiliary member coordinated the planning. The theme selected was Hospital Volunteers - Planting the Seeds of Kindness.
A total of 15 Auxiliary members attended the event headed by Auxiliary President Virginia Petrik. Other officers in attendance were Mayme Crisman, Jeanette Doom and Martha Hrdlicka. Hospital CEO Bryan Slaba paid tribute to the enduring efforts of the Auxiliary with a short speech and certificates of appreciation. Brenda Taylor entertained the group with a stirringly beautiful rendition of Midler’s The Rose and later on asked the group to sing along as she sang the patriotic song America, the Beautiful.
The Hospital Auxiliary is composed of volunteers with 89 listed numbers. Members donate their time and finances to organize fundraising activities to support the hospital. Over the years, it has given generously to the hospital starting in 1979 when it first donated kitchen dishes. Succeeding donations include the following:
- 1980 – baby scale
- 1981 – cautery machine
- 1982 – chairs, coat rack & patient scale
- 1983 – audio-visual equipment
- 1984 – walnut cart & birthing bed
- 1986 – whirlpool
- 1987 – recliners
- 1988 – lifeline
- 1989 – lecture scope
- 1990 – portable whirlpool
- 1991 – electrical door opener & wheelchair scale
- 1992 – 10 bedside tables
- 1993 – OR surgical lift and surgical cart
- 1993 – Apgar timer & papoose board
- 1994 – 3 IV pumps
- 1995 – hydrocollator
- 1996 - oak shelves in patient rooms
- 1997 – Laboratory phlebotomy chairs, outside bench, & Corelle dishes
- 1998 – papoose board, waiting room décor & speaker podium
- 1999 – 2 recliners & redecoration of waiting room with new TV
- 2000 – Physical Therapy hi-lo table
- 2001 – dietary cookware, & assisted in purchase of CPR mannequins
- 2002 – reclining wheelchair
- 2003 – 32 folding chairs & table cover
- 2004 – portable whirlpool, 2 recliners & whirlpool bath
- 2005 – refrigerator & 2 recliners
- 2006 – refrigerator
- 2007 – CPR equipment
- 2008 – patient lift
- 2009/2010 – patient hi-lo table
If you have any questions about upcoming events or classes please give us a call at 605.384.3611.
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