CPMC Foundation Departmental Grant Program brings in more equipment

Submitted by Kate Stephens
The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation be-gan the Departmental Grant Program in 2017 with the hopes to support medical center departments that they haven’t had a chance to help in the past.
“The Foundation is pleased to be able to help med-ical center employees in ALL departments do their jobs by purchasing new equipment for them,” stated Kate Stephens, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Most often, the Foundation raises money for very expensive items within the medical center, and gener-ally these items are located in just one or two depart-ments. As an example, the Foundation is currently in the throes of a $500,000 campaign to bring 3D Mam-mography to Lincoln County. At the moment, all of our resources are being put toward this large cam-paign. The departmental grant program, which is funded by the Foundation’s Mission Fund, has been a wonderful way for us to continue giving back to indi-vidual departments, and to reach more employees and more community members than ever before.”
Most recently, the program has purchased a Hi-Lo Traction Table for the Rehabilitative Services depart-ment and a wheel chair scale for the Senior Life Solu-tions program.
The traction table, which is housed in the medical center’s Troy office, is a treatment table that can ad-just in height for the comfort of the patient, as well as improved body mechanics of the therapist. The sec-tions of the table pull apart, and with the use of a trac-tion device, allow for neck or back traction treatment for patients. That means the table can be used specifi-cally for traction patients, but can also be used as a regular treatment table for any patient who visits the CPMC’s Troy Rehab office.
The wheelchair scale, purchased for Senior Life Solutions, replaced an outdated scale that patients stood on. The scale was very small, had no grab bars to hold on to, and was deemed a fall risk for their pa-tients. The new scale provides safety for the patients by reducing fall risk and ensuring accurate weights. Patients can walk right on to the scale without having to step up on a platform; there are grab bars and a much larger platform which provides a sense of secu-rity and stability for the patients. Additionally, any patient who is in a wheelchair can be wheeled right on to the scale, and never has to stand.

“We absolutely love that we are able to help more patients receive quality care, and more employees provide compassionate care with this new program,” added Stephens.
If you have any questions about the Foundation, or how you can contribute to this cause, or other Founda-tion campaigns, please contact Kate Stephens at kstep@cabinetpeaks.org or 283-7140.
CPMC Foundation Departmental Grant Program brings in more equipment
Pictured Left to Right: Tara Thornock, RN, SLS Manager; Terri Granger, SLS; Tony Rebo, Foundation Vice Presi-dent; Frank Votapka, Foundation President; and Zach Sherbo, Foundation Board Member. Photo courtesy of CPMC.
Pictured Left to Right: CPMC Troy Rehabilitative Services Employees Wendi Demmendaal; Alex Kulbeck, PTA; An-gie Patten, DPT. Photo courtesy of CPMC.
Submitted by Dusti Thompson
The CARD Foundation is pleased to announce its 8th annual BIG SKY BASH Concert, Saturday, July 14, 2018 to benefit the Center for Asbestos Related Dis-ease (CARD). This year’s headliner will be SKID ROW with special guests, The Flathead V8s and Devon Wade. The Flathead V8s will kick things off with Dev-on Wade finishing off the night for our after party fol-lowing SKID ROW.
Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018.Ticket prices will be $25 for advance purchase and $30 at the gate. All locations for ticket purchases will be announced at a later date. All proceeds from this event will go to the CARD Foundation, the fundraising arm of CARD, to support CARD in its ongoing efforts to provide healthcare, research and outreach to benefit all people impacted by exposure to Libby Amphibole Asbestos
SKID ROW has been put into many categories – from hair band to pop metal -but they will be the first
to say that their music is Good, Hard, American Rock and Roll. Since their debut album in January 1989, SKID ROW has generated massive radio hits such as “18 and Life”, “Monkey Business”, I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild” to their latest “United World Rebellion” trilogy. SKID ROW’s career has tak-en them from their humble beginnings to headlining festivals with over 500,000 in attendance while con-tinuing to play music that makes you stand up and put your fist in the air!
The Flathead V8s are a classic power trio based out of the Flathead Valley area. Formed in the summer of 2016, they’ve taken the local music scene by storm, bringing their high octane brand of rock and roll to stages all over Montana. The Flathead V8s are: Slaus Brown-Paul – guitar & vocal, Jim Pomper – bass & vo-cal, & Ric Ohnstad – drums & vocal. They play a wide assortment of cover material, both classic and con-temporary, and original material. And there are plans to start recording this fall! The Flathead V8s are tight, entertaining, professional, and bring a little something for everyone to every gig.
Devon Wade is an independent country music art-ist from Sandpoint, Idaho. Devon also enjoys playing 80’s and 90’s Rock. Country music has always been songs about real life and things that matter most in life. Most recently opening for such acts as Jon Pardi, John Michael Montgomery, Sawyer Brown, and a sold out show with Kane Brown, Devon has become known for his strong country voice coming from such influ-ences as George Strait, Clint Black, and Garth Brooks, as well as his lively shows.
For more information please call 406-293-9274 ex 132.
SKID ROW to headline CARD Foundation’s annual Big Sky Bash