Highlands Auxiliary Raises Funds for Cardiology

November 21, 2018
Prestonsburg, Ky. – The Highlands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary have supported important hospital and community projects through fundraising and volunteerism for over 40 years. Along with volunteering in hospital departments, they currently operate the hospital’s gift shop and organize vendor sales held in the hospital’s atrium to raise money for needed equipment at Highlands. In past years, the Auxiliary has donated to the renovation of the Emergency Department, a hearing screener for the newborn nursery, and comfortable seating for IV Therapy.
In September, the Auxiliary announced that it would purchase new lead vests for the physicians with Highlands Heart and Vascular, Dr. Andrew Burchett, Dr. Jasdeep Dalawari, and Dr. Michael Seawell.  Lead vests must be worn by cardiologists during cardiac catherization, cardiac stent procedures, and other procedures that require protection from radiation. These new lead vests not only protect but are also more lightweight and comfortable during procedures in the cath lab.
“We truly appreciate the generosity and hard work of our Auxiliary members,” said Dr. Andrew Burchett. “They’re saving our backs, for sure!” The cardiologists received the vests in September and have since used them for multiple cardiac procedures.
The Highlands Auxiliary is an important and rewarding activity for the hospital and the community. The Auxiliary is currently recruiting new members. If you have an interest in volunteering within the hospital, please contact Danielle Franklin at 606-886-7468.