The Guilded Rose Gift Shop, located in the Portage Health lobby, donated $40,000 to the Portage Hospital Auxiliary in 2012.
“This money is used to improve services for our community,” said Ronda Bogan, who manages the gift shop while serving on the Portage Hospital Auxiliary. “Since 1998, we’ve donated more than $400,000, which allows Portage Health to continue to grow, funding things that the hospital usually wouldn’t be able to do.”
Recently, auxiliary funding has gone to remodeling the Infusion Center, purchasing Stryker beds for the emergency department and new radiation equipment for mammograms.
“We’re focused on bettering our community,” said Bogan.
On Wednesday, Bogan presented a check for $15,000 for the auxiliary. This is the final gift for 2012. $25,000 was donated in September.
The gift shop is a non-profit organization with no paid employees. Volunteers staff all shifts, including a Saturday shift from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that was added this year.