Easton Auxiliary Helps Fund Purchase of New Radiology Equipment


Shown with the new portable digital x-ray machine at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton are: front row, Auxiliary volunteer Mary McArtor; Anne Davis, manager, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street and volunteer Beverly Atunes; back row, F. Graham Lee, vice president, Philanthropy, Art Cecil, president, Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton, volunteers Liz Hannegan and Edison Bowens; Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH; and Gary Bigelow, regional director, Imaging.

UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Radiology Department now enjoys a state-of –the-art portable, digital ex-ray system, thanks to a donation of $100,000 from the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton and support from other generous donors. Raised through proceeds generated by the Auxiliary’s hospital and thrift/consignment shops  as well as its special vendor sales, this donation was designated to support the UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2017 year-end appeal.

The new x-ray system improves patient care through its portability, which accommodates the need for radiology exams by patients whose condition limits transport between hospital departments. In addition, the system’s upgraded technology decreases radiation exposure, improves image quality and dramatically speeds imaging processing time from 30 minutes to two minutes. This fast availability of the images facilitates more rapid diagnosis and treatment.

According to Graham Lee, vice president, Philanthropy, for UM Shore Regional Health, the hospital auxiliary has played a very strong role in the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives. “In addition to this major support for our year-end appeal, the Auxiliary’s contributions this year have included a $10,000 sponsorship of our 4th Annual Sporting Clays Classic, a $6,000 donation to the Cancer Center’s Survivors Offering Support program and a $25,000 sponsorship of our annual UM Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament,” says Lee.

“UM Shore Regional Health is truly blessed to have the Easton Auxiliary supporting the advancement of our health care programs and services,” says Ken Kozel, president and CEO, UM SRH. “I know I speak for our Board, senior leadership and all of our team members when I say that our Auxiliary members’ hard work and generosity is key to our success. They have our unending appreciation for their role in advancing health care for patients throughout our five-county region.”

Volunteers are currently being sought for the Auxiliary’s thrift and consignment shop, The Bazaar at 121 Federal Street, Maggie’s Gift Shop in the hospital, and for UM Shore Medical Center at Easton and the Cancer Center. For more information about how to join the Auxiliary and details on volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.