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Bolenz supports Development Council’s new patient initiative

Submitted by on March 16, 2010 – 5:22 amNo Comment

Each month Bolenz collects donations through their watch battery replacement program. For every watch battery replaced, the customer makes a donation to the charity of the month.

Bolenz chose the Development Council’s Vital Patient Enhancements II initiative and recently presented Alpena Regional Medical Center with a donation of $948.

The Development Council’s Vital Patient Enhancements (VPE) II is about providing the residents of Northern Michigan new technology and the extras to make the healing journey easier. For the first project, the Development Council has partnered with Friends Together and purchased a van to provide patients transportation to and from their homes so they can receive the necessary treatments at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

Other Vital Patient Enhancement projects include an Apexpro Telemetry System which will assist nurses and doctors in the monitoring and care of their patients; an Evidence Based Physical Rehabilitation Simulator that completes an entire evaluation and rehabilitation in one computerized system, a Digital Mammography Radiology System to provide on-the-spot digital images during the removal of targeted breast lesions and Waiting Room Enhancements to the 2 and 3 South waiting rooms.

“The community continues to embrace the watch battery program,” said Wayne Calkins, owner of Bolenz Jewelry. “We are pleased to make this donation to assist the hospital in providing the residents of northeast Michigan with the latest technology.”

“We all know the importance of quality healthcare and being able to
provide it to the residents of Northeast Michigan.” said Lynn Kolasa,
Chair ARMC Development Council’s Business Relations Committee. “We are very appreciative that Bolenz designated these funds to ARMC.”

To participate in Vital Patient Enhancements or for further information
contact Ann Diamond in the ARMC Development Office at (989) 356-7738 or adiamond@agh.org.