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Women Investing in Skiff Health (W.I.S.H.)

HOMEGIVINGWOMEN INVESTING IN SKIFF HEALTH (W.I.S.H.)

Skiff Medical Center realizes that our community is filled with women who want to help make a difference, but whose family and work obligations have their calendars full to bursting. That’s why we offer Women Investing in Skiff Health (W.I.S.H.).

W.I.S.H., is a philanthropic group that shares a vision of a community effort to improve local health care.

What we’ve accomplished so far

2006/2007

  • Books for Skiff clinics and OB area
  • Models and displays for physicians nurses
  • Mammogram gowns
  • Speaker for the Women’s Health Conference

2008

  • Anatomical model manikins for display use
  • TVs, monitors and brackets for OB rooms
  • Pillow speakers, wiring for each patient room, 12 patient TVs

2009

  • Call button system for duty stations, shower area and patient rooms
  • Software

2010

  • Glidescope video intubating system

2011

  • EKG unit
  • Eight glucometers with Meditech interface

2012

  • Non-invasive ventilator
  • Temporal artery thermometers 

2013

  • Lock-down system for Obstetrics
  • Capnography monitor

2014

  • Three exam stretchers for the Emergency Department

2015

  • Five crash carts for standardized use throughout the hospital

 

What does it take to be a member of W.I.S.H.? Surprisingly little. Just your financial assistance of $250, your ideas and – only four times annually – your time.

To recognize and reward you for generosity, you will be our guest at quarterly social gathering sessions where physicians and other health-care professionals will address current issues in medicine and community health. You will have a voice in directing the use of the funds W.I.S.H. raises.  To join W.I.S.H., contact Skiff Foundation and Mission Manager Leisa Zylstra at (641) 787-3179 or lzylstra@skiffmed.com.  You can also print out a sign-up form, located on the back of our brochure.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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