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RMCHCS holds its second big fundraiser

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Paper Faces Charity Ball to help Kamps Women’s Health Center

In the second charity fund-raising effort for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services’ Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center, supporters will be asked to dress up for the Paper Faces on Parade Charity Invitational Gala Masquerade Ball Oct. 19, from 6 pm – 11 pm at the Howard Johnson’s Hotel and Convention Center, 2915 Hwy. 66.

Dancing, auctions, prizes including Native jewelry and pottery, a UNM football package and a round trip for two to Monument Valley on the Ariz.-Utah border, will be up for bid as the hospital’s Western Health Foundation charity program works to cover the costs of renovations at the Women’s Health and Birthing Center and purchase seven labor and delivery beds, fetal monitors, 18 computers, four infant warmers and resuscitation units and comfortable visitor chairs.

Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center Director Carrie Mikos, R.N. says the ball will allow the center to provide newly renovated Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartun rooms.

“Instead of a separate labor delivery room and a post-partum room, they will be joined in a single space so families and their newest members can mingle to celebrate together,” she said.

Phase II of the Western Health Foundation’s fund raising efforts will focus on supporting the renovation and expansion of the College Clinic building in order to accommodate a brand new Family Medicine Residency Program. College Clinic construction costs to expand the clinic space and provide for the growth of the Family Medicine Residency Program, include new equipment and furniture.

Phase III will be focused on ensuring that a sustainable Family Medicine Residency Program is in place and finalizing upgrades to the entire College Clinic facility.

By William Madaras