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ORINCO Donates $20,000 for KHMH’s Asthma Bay Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

ORINCO DonationSince Brenda Card Stuart, Public Relations Coordinator, introduced the Adopt-A-Ward Program at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, several organizations have responded to the national hospital’s request for assistance. The Organization of Insurance Companies (ORINCO) is the latest to write out a cheque to the institution.


On Thursday, September 26th, Sandra McKay, President of ORINCO, handed over a cheque for $20,000 to Dr. Francis Gary Longsworth, Chief Executive Officer of the KHMH. Longsworth said the money will be used to complete phase I of the refurbishment and expansion of the Accident and Emergency Room. That phase of the project features the enclosure of the Asthma Bay. The Asthma Bay is currently in the corridor of the Accident and Emergency Room. Dr. Longsworth said, “There are half a dozen to two dozen people receiving treatment for asthma on a daily basis and the bay is situated in a cramped and overcrowded area.” He said the hospital has numerous projects on its books but has prioritized the construction of a room specifically for asthma patients.

Mckay said ORINCO has been thinking of how it could best assist the hospital. She said, “After touring the hospital and seeing the situation at the Asthma Bay- which is a corridor not a room- where children are being treated along with adults as trauma cases are coming in we decided that is where we need to help.”

The refurbishment and expansion of the Accident and Emergency Room of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital will cost $70,000. Organizations or individuals wishing to contribute to the project or any other unit of the hospital can email Brenda Stuart at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .