MidMichigan Health Board of Directors Member Carl Schwind and MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare Managers Wendy Bicknell and Allison Hubbard have been named co-chairs of the Medical Center’s 29th annual Love Light Trees campaign.
”During this joyous season, our remembrance of loved ones through the lighting of the Love Light Tree is symbolic of the community spirit in Clare County. With the generous support of our community MidMichigan Health has been able to open a cardiac catheterization program in Clare this year and has broken ground on a new Health Park in Harrison to be completed next year. I am honored to be named co-chair this year, and encourage all of us to continue donating, volunteering, and participating with MidMichigan Health to support our health care facilities for the best local care.”
Joining Carl Schwind as co-chair are Wendy Bicknell and Allison Hubbard. Bicknell is the manager of the Medical Center’s Respiratory, Sleep Disorders and Cardiac Rehabilitation Departments and has been an employee for 16 years. Hubbard is the community education coordinator and has been an employee for 11 years.
Gifts from this year’s fundraiser will be applied toward the purchase of a Siemens Somatom Definition AS 128 Slice CT scanner. The new CT scanner provides three-dimensional images of anatomy to assist in diagnosing and treating cardiac, respiratory, neurological and cancer diagnoses for patients of all sizes and ages.
The Love Light Trees will be lit in a festive ceremony set for Tuesday, Dec. 3, beginning at 7 p.m. in front of the Medical Center. The public is invited to attend.
Lights placed on the evergreens located on the Medical Center campus symbolize contributions given to the program. Donations may be made to remember a loved one or to honor friends and co-workers. Gifts may also commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Recipients will be notified of the tribute.
Last year’s Love Light Trees raised more than $17,000 to help purchase a Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise Testing. The Cardiac Assessment System provides physician specialists to important information on how the heart responds to exercise.
Those who would like more information or wish to donate to this year’s Love Light Trees campaign may call Wendy Bicknell at (989) 802-5099 or visit www.midmichigan.org/lovelighttrees.