Latest News – February 15
Hospital News & Updates
A Boom-ing DonationThey are pictured from left to right presenting a check to Heidi Colley, St. Vincent Hospital Long Term Care Manager (third from the left): Anne Marie Bradach, Frank Bradach, Joann Cirullo, John Cirullo, Bev Ferrie and Don Ferrie.
St. Vincent Hospital was recently the recipient of a very generous gift. The Boom Days Committee gave six retiring volunteers $10,000 to donate to local projects in honor of their years of service to Boom Days. The volunteers decided that the donation would go to St. Vincent Hospital; $4,000 to the Long Term Care wheelchair accessible bus and $6,000 for the surgical suite remodel.
Are You Interested in Serving on the Hospital Board?
The St. Vincent General Hospital Board of Directors currently has three seats up for election in May.
Those three seats are held by current board members Karl Bridge, Nancy Boeve and Clay Stewart. All three are eligible to run again because the board does not have term limits.
The deadline for submitting a notice of self-nomination is Feb. 28. Forms can be found at the hospital front desk or online at www.leadvillehospital.org.
The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate is March 3. The election is scheduled for May 6.
Here’s a video from SVH about serving on the Board of Directors.
Dinner, MOVIE & Discussion
Plan on making it a night with dinner, a movie & discussion on Wednesday Feb. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m. And it’s right here in Leadville, thanks to the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, West Central Mental Health and CMC Timberline Campus.
The movie is the Soloist (PG-13) about a Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. The Soloist is a 2009 American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. The screenplay by Susannah Grant is based on the book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The film is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. Foxx portrays Ayers, who is considered a cello prodigy, and Downey portrays Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the newspaper.
Dinner will also be served and a discussion will be held after the movie regarding schizophrenia and mental health, facilitated by NAMI and West Central Mental Health.
The event is FREE and open to the public; it will be held in the CMC Climax Leadership Building, room 401.
Staff Raises Funds for Hospital FoundationThe St. Vincent Hospital staff recently volunteered for a banquet and raise $600 for the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation!