District One Hospital Auxiliary makes donation to Emergency Department

For more information, contact: Calli Olson, 612-262-2631

FARIBAULT, Minn. 6/7/2018  District One Hospital Emergency Department (ED) received a generous donation from the District One Hospital Auxiliary.

More than $200 was given to purchase items for the “Mental Health Busy Box, Activities” project. The items are used to help provide entertainment and activity to mental health patients, waiting to be seen in the ED. 

Some of the items—which are meant to be therapeutic—include: card game assortments, gratitude journals, stress balls, fidget twisters, coloring books, puzzles, word games and more.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services.

Busy box donation from Auxiliary
From left to right: District One Hospital Auxilians Carolyn Maertens and Jackie Hartman; and Sarah Edwards, MSW, LGSW, social worker, Care Management/Social Services at District One Hospital.