Crystal Alexander, Director of Ambulance Services, and Carol Gulley
A longtime Piatt County resident, Carol Gulley has a deep appreciation
for John and Mary Kirby’s gift to establish Kirby Medical Center
and understand the importance of philanthropic support in sustaining the
opportunities to receive quality healthcare locally.
Gulley has generously donated over the years for this very reason. Her
most recent gift was directed to the Equipment Fund in support of purchasing
a new scoop stretcher for Kirby’s ambulance services.
“I’ve given consistently over the years to Kirby – I’m
extremely proud to help Kirby provide the best care possible in any circumstances”
Gulley says. “I’m sharing my gratitude for not only the exceptional
care that I’ve received at Kirby; I want to ensure the same level
of care is available for future generations.”
Gulley’s latest gift was the result of asking how her financial support
might improve Kirby’s ability to serve area residents. Crystal Alexander,
director of ambulance services, identified the need for the new stretcher.
“The scoop stretcher reduces the chance of undesirable movement to
injured areas during transport,” Alexander says. “Our staff
want to ensure a patient is a comfortable as possible at all times, in
any circumstances. It’s important to us. Thanks to Carol’s
generosity, we are able to minimize the pain they might be in.”
That was all Gulley needed to hear. She’s happy to help staff members
such as Alexander succeed in their mission because they are, after all,
at the heart of what makes Kirby Medical Center so unique.
Gulley believes the success of Kirby is a direct result of the exceptional
care team-made up of doctors, nurses, facilities staff and more- who want
to ensure the whole patient is taken care of, including their physical
and emotional needs.
“You simply will not find a more committed, compassionate group of
people providing for your healthcare needs in this area,” Gulley says.
So she’ll continue supporting it in whatever way she can.