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Festival of Hearts Dinner Gala raises $34,000 for medical equipment at BCH

| March 23, 2023 1:00 AM

Fry Healthcare Foundation officials said they are thrilled with the incredible success of the recent Festival of Hearts Dinner Gala. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, the event raised a total of $34,000 to support critical medical equipment in the Emergency Department and the newly expanded medical/surgical floor rooms at Boundary Community Hospital, foundation officials said.

Foundation officials said they wanted to extend their gratitude to all the event’s contributors, including the sponsors: Fousts Inc., Elk Mountain Farms, Edward Jones, Life Flight Network, Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa,Columbia Bank, Gardiner Prime Angus Ranch, Houck Farms, North Idaho Collision Repair Center, Auburn C rest Hospice, Sugar Plum Floral, Riverside Auto Center, Far-North Company and Black Ridge Resort.

Their generous commitment to the community’s health and well-being is deeply appreciated. Foundation officials also thanked the community for their steadfast commitment to supporting the foundation's mission to improve the community’s health and well-being as well as continuously supporting the hospital’s efforts to enhance care and access to care for the residents. Recently, local businesses have played a vital role in the hospital’s purchase of a new surgical table for the surgery department and the addition of a new procedural care clinic, among other excellent improvements. The community’s support has been instrumental in the hospital’s ability to adjust to the growing community’s needs without sacrificing other services provided.

The top health concern affecting the Boundary County is cardiovascular disease. Boundary Community Hospital has expanded its medical/surgical floor, brought on new medical providers and expanded its Cardiopulmonary Department’s capabilities to address this issue. The hospital now offers complete echocardiograms, stress tests, full pulmonary function tests, and has the same diagnostic imaging capabilities as our regional facilities offer. Thanks to the success of the Festival of Hearts, BCH replaced its current defibrillators for the Emergency Department, meeting a critical need as well as the ability to purchase new cardiac monitors for the recently expanded medical/surgical floor.

BCH would like to thank the Fry Healthcare Foundation board members, for their tireless efforts and for making a meaningful difference in the lives of those they both serve.

If you would like more information to get involved in the Fry Healthcare Foundation please reach out to Danielle Larsson, community relations and marketing director at Danielle.l@bcch.org or 208-267-6912.

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