North Coast Health Improvement Society president Rick McChesney

North Coast Health Improvement spending tops $159,000

The North Coast Health Improvement Society (NCHIS) released spending figures for the past year, with $159,352.44 spent by the society.

The North Coast Health Improvement Society (NCHIS) released spending figures for the past year, with orthopedic surgery equipment and a warming bed composing the majority of the $159,352.44 spent by the not-for-profit society.

The figures, released by NCHIS president Rick McChesney outline a variety of initiatives the organization took on through their fundraising events of Bluey Days as well as donations in lieu of flowers and donations from individuals, businesses and organizations.

The expenditures include $8,845.14 as an educational cost for medical imaging staff, $500 for a rent subsidy, $64,144.43 for the orthopedic surgery equipment, $6,837.36 for emergency and patient care equipment, $32,308.44 for the warming bed, $705.67 for a fridge and microwave acropolis manor, $16,300 for an EMG system, $285.20 for pediatric chairs, $4,885.40 for an infusion pump, $10,000 for an Acropolis security system, $12,378.80 for beds and mattresses like Skyler equipment and $2,135 for an oximeter.

The NCHIS, whose goal is to raise funds to sustain charitable projects for education, public health care, for medical needs of residents of the North Coast, holds monthly meetings from September to June, excluding December.