NIH Auxiliary donates $40,000 for equipment

nihauxiliary700Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary Gives Big To The Community!

The Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary presented a check today in the amount of $40,000 to Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) to assist the purchase of a somo*v Platinum Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS).

This new technology will aid in diagnosing the approximately 40 percent of women who have breast tissue that is so dense, cancer can be missed through conventional mammography.  Northern Inyo Hospital, in collaboration with Dr. Stuart Souders, a Board Certified Radiologist dedicated to Breast Imaging, has identified the somo*v Platinum ABUS to address this problem for our residents. This very generous gift from the NIH Auxiliary will go a long way toward the total purchase price of the ABUS system.

From left to right- Cheryl Underhill, Betty Dickey, Pat Nolan, Betty Brown, Carolyn Liberato,
Sharon Brown, Aleta London, John Halfen, Dr. Stuart Souders, Judy Fratella, Sharon Thompson,
Shirley Bourelle, Cathryn Bahm, Susan Zimmerman, Shirley Stone, Ruth Steen.

The Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary sincerely thanks the residents of this community for supporting their Gift Shop, located in the front lobby of NIH’s new facility, and their annual Boutiques and Hall Sales.  This $40,000 donation represents thousands of hours of volunteer time.  All of the monies raised by the Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary fund the purchase of life saving equipment for the hospital. To join the NIH Auxiliary, feel free to drop by their meetings which occur every Wednesday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm  at the corner of Birch Street and Grandview (across from the Jill Kinmont Boothe School),  or download an application online at<>.

Northern Inyo Hospital is a 25-bed, Critical Access, not-for-profit hospital in scenic Bishop, California. The only hospital for 150 miles that is accredited by The Joint Commission, Northern Inyo Hospital has been providing high quality healthcare in the Eastern Sierra since 1946.

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5 Responses to NIH Auxiliary donates $40,000 for equipment

  1. Wayne Deja January 25, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Big Al…With your response,it somehow makes it seem I am bad-mouthing someone….It’s just the opposite of that…NIH did a GREAT job,and have a very nice “calming” staff working there for people scared of doctors and hospitals….like me.

    • Absolutism January 25, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      Big Al has become under the influence of that group that calls itself “conservative.”
      Control the language- control the world. That word sounds monumentally righteous and just, vs its polar opposite (to conservatives) the word “liberal” which is used often today as a rebuke. When this happens – the first group believes whatever they say and do is (pardon the pun) right.

      What that first group is in reality is actually absolutist. For some odd reason, Big Al and those from that first group, become incensed with facts presented and rely on ridicule to demonize the facts. So what?

      Absolutist thinking has been identified in therapeutic studies as a style of thinking which is believed to promote emotional distress, particularly anger, when people are confronted by situations which do not conform to their demands concerning what ought to happen. It is not a discrete thought process, however, but a key aspect of a framework of beliefs and reactions which are thought to make people vulnerable to poor psychological and physical health when faced with personal, domestic or work problems. They have a huge problem with grey areas. It can only be black or white to absolutists with no discussion on the matter at hand. Absolutist thinking has polarized the country.

  2. Wayne Deja January 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    ….After a “procedure” I had done last week, and all the horror stories I was hearing about what I was going to go through, I have nothing but good to say about NIH….from Dr. Cromer-Tyler,the nurses,the assistants,the people working the desk….everyone made what I had done a LOT easier to deal with.

    • Big AL January 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

      Wayne .. a lot of people down both hospitals, they do the best they can .. like any other hospital .. at least we have something here in the valley, between the two.

      • Facts v conjecture January 25, 2013 at 7:33 am #

        Do you know that to be a fact, Big Al? : >


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