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Auxiliary donates $35K to West Jefferson Hospital Foundation for advanced brain surgery technology

Auxiliary donates $35K to West Jefferson Hospital Foundation for advanced brain surgery technology

The Auxiliary to West Jefferson Medical Center recently presented a check for $35,000 to the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation to help fund the purchase of the Deep Brain Stimulator surgical equipment for the LCMC Health Neuroscience Institute.

"We are very thankful for our partnership over the past several decades with the Auxiliary to provide healthcare with heart," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Rob Calhoun.

Thanks to this generous gift and those of the West Jefferson Medical Staff Corp and other area businesses, the Foundation was able to provide a total of $85,000 to the hospital for this valuable surgical equipment. The Deep Brain Stimulator will help hundreds of patients with movement disorders right here at West Jefferson.

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The Neuroscience department is a collaboration between West Jefferson and the Neurosurgery and Neurology divisions of Culicchia Neurological Center and offers patients personalized, evidence-based care in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-radiology, and neuro-oncology.

The West Jefferson Hospital Foundation (WJH Foundation), was founded in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to benefit West Jefferson Medical Center (West Jefferson). The WJH Foundation maintains a commitment to raising funds as a means of improving overall patient care at West Jefferson.