The Southeastern Med Auxiliary and the Guernsey Health Foundation would like to thank the community for their continued support of patient care, especially through yearly events such as the annual Golf Challenge. It is because of your steadfast support that we are able to fund much-needed equipment at Southeastern Med. The Auxiliary and Foundation's most recent pledge of $50,000, generated from the 2015 Golf Challenge and Daffodil Luncheon, is going toward the medical center's new patient handling equipment. The patient handling equipment is used in all clinical areas of the medical center to assist in the movement of patients. Many patients, who are at risk for falls, are too ill to get out of or into bed and have trouble moving will benefit from this equipment. The primary purpose is to provide a safer stay for our patients. Since its implementation, patients have made positive comments about feeling safe and comfortable when staff used the equipment to help them get to the restroom, out of cars and movement up in bed. It has also benefitted staff as, to date, there have been no patient handling injuries experienced by Southeastern Med associates. This demonstrates the importance and benefit that this equipment provides. Pictured presenting the check, l to r, for $50,000 are Lori Caim, RN; Ray Chorey, president and CEO of Southeastern Med; Betty Parry, Southeastern Med Auxiliary president; and Wendi Miller, RN. The Auxiliary is currently planning the holiday season with its 24 Annual Wonderland of Trees on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge. For information about donating an item or to purchase tickets for Wonderland of Trees, call Rita Nolan, Southeastern Med Auxiliary Coordinator, at 740-439-8151.