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8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
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GVMH Foundation fall benefit helps patients

The look, feel and timing are different, but the mission remains the same for the 10th annual benefit for the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

 “We’re here to help patients,” said Sarajane Roberts, chair of the foundation’s board. “We step in to fill the gaps and make sure needs are met.”

 “Soirée in the Golden Valley – A GVMH Street Fair” is presented by Equity Bank and set for Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at the Benson Center in Clinton, and includes food, music and entertainment.  Tickets are $100 each, with sponsorships and other giving opportunities available.

 The fall event raises a sizeable sum for the foundation, and the proceeds go a long way toward improving care, according to Deanna Hendrich, the foundation’s director.

 “Through the years, we have helped patients of all ages with this event,” she said. “For example, we’ve helped our tiniest patients in our Birthing Center. We’ve provided ways to improve care and comfort for individuals with cancer and heart issues. We’ve touched many lives.”

 Roberts said the foundation board is excited about this year’s focus.

 “We offer specialty clinics through the Outpatient Treatment Center,” she said. “We can use telemedicine to provide those services to patients so they don’t have to make long drives. This year we plan to purchase a robot for some of our specialists who are giving that long-distance care.”

 GVMH already uses two robots, Hendrich said, one in the hospital and one in the emergency department. The robots include a screen for doctors and patients to talk to one another. A nurse uses tools such as a blood pressure cuff so the doctor can immediately check a patient’s vital signs. A third robot means the other two can remain in place rather than moving to and from the Outpatient Treatment Center.

 To learn more about the GVMH Foundation benefit, please call 660-890-7108, email or visit the “Giving” pages at

Register online here.