Thankful for Speedy Service
Kirby Medical Center is incredibly thankful to the Auxiliary for their
generous donation that made it possible for us to purchase a new ambulance
At the annual Auxiliary luncheon in July, Auxiliary Treasurer Bev Erickson
presented a check for $16,000, a combination of gift shop sales and other
fundraising activity proceeds, to Kirby CEO Steve Tenhouse.
Mr. Tenhouse said at the luncheon, “These ambulance units allow us
to continue to meet critical needs within our community. The Auxiliary’s
financial support not only helps us make this important purchase but also
strengthens the opportunity for future growth of educational and medical
services that our ambulance staff provide to Piatt County.”
Director of Ambulance Services Crystal Alexander said, “We are thankful
to have the opportunity to replace our aging fleet with newer ambulances
so that we can provide the best care to our community, and we’re
thankful for the support given by our Auxiliary and individuals in our
The new ambulance will be used by Kirby’s highly trained EMTs (emergency
medical technicians) and paramedics as part of Kirby Ambulance Services,
which serves the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whenever someone
needs emergency medical transportation. Kirby Ambulance Services is also
involved in many local teaching programs and events for healthcare providers
and the general public, such as CPR classes and Relay for Life® standby support. We are thankful to all of our ambulance staff who work
so hard throughout the year to keep our community safe and healthy.
A special thanks to our Auxiliary for all their support and smiles!
In addition to the ambulance funding, the Auxiliary provides annual donations
to the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship fund and clocks thousands of
volunteer hours providing free blood pressure screenings and hosting blood
drives. The Auxiliary also operates the Auxiliary Gift Shop and serves
as greeters at the Kirby Medical Center’s Welcome Desk. Thank you
to all the volunteers and Auxiliary members – we are so grateful
for all that you do!
If you are interested in learning more about the Auxiliary or want to become
a member, please stop by the Kirby Medical Center Gift Shop to speak with
an Auxiliary member for more information.
Find out more about the community involvement of Kirby Ambulance Services
on our website.