36th Annual Billy Tomlinson Memorial Benefit Auction

On behalf of Lynn County Hospital District, thank you for supporting the Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit  Auction.  With your generous giving the event raised more than $43,000, which will be used to upgrade Lynn County Hospital District kitchen facilities.

The great dietary staff serves between 4,500-5,000 meals each month.  LCHD food service provides meals for hospital patients and staff, three clinics, Lynnwood Assisted Living Center and Tahoka Drug. Many people within our community also come daily to purchase food.  LCHD will certainly benefit from more modern, energy efficient equipment.

The hospital could not do what it does without the generous support of caring individuals and communities. Thank you again for your thoughtful support of the Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction.

Sincerely,

Jeff Barnhart, CEO
Lynn County Hospital District


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Please join us Saturday, April 23rd for the 36th Annual Lynn County Hospital District Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction sponsored by the Tahoka Rotary Club!

2015 Memorial Auction

2015 Auction:

Lynn County Hospital District Ambulance 2015Impressive! Hospital benefit surpasses goal, as citizens give generously at auction

If you ask the citizens of Lynn County to give generously for a good cause, they respond with good hearts and deep pocketbooks.  Saturday’s auction event to raise funds for a new ambulance for Lynn County EMS surpassed a goad of $34,000, with early figures indicating the possibility of another $2,500 anticipated to be collected.

Stace Holland, Chief Executive Officer for Lynn County Hospital District (LCHD), reported Tuesday that $34,390.57 had been deposited from the Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction held Saturday at the county showbarn, with more funds expected to come in the next few days.

Tahoka Rotary Club sponsors the annual event, with support from the Tahoka Volunteer Fire Department, who fries the fish and potatoes for the fish fry, to Phebe K. Warner Club who provides their popular homemade ice cream, and Lynn County 4-H youth who sell drinks at the event.  Then there are the local and area businesses, organizations, and individuals who donate auction items to be sold, and the buyers who good-naturedly bid against each other and give deeply.

“I fully expect we are going to be north of $36,000, maybe even $37,000 within a few days, “ said LCHD EMS Director John Baker, expressing appreciation to those who gave so generously.  “People always support the EMS- it’s very encouraging that they appreciate what we do.”

Baker said that with the auction funds committed to the ambulance fund, anticipates that a completion grant may soon be forthcoming.

“We have another foundation that we have been working with for a completion grant of $38,000, and we have had several communications with them.  They say we fit the cirteria they want to give to so now that we can report we have the funds we anticipated raising, we are very hopeful that we get word within the next week that this completion grant  will be approved,” he said.

The new ambulance has already been ordered, and it’s on the way, due to arrive in Lynn County by June 1st.  Baker says the EMS crew is delighted that the service is getting a new 2015 ambulance.

“It will be nice to be on the cutting edge, rather than the trailing edge,” said Baker.  “This new ambulance is nice, just like UMC’s new trucks except ours will have 4-wheel-drive, which we need for all the rural roads in the county.  This will give us a fleet of three good ambulances that will be able to take anywhere in Lynn County, “ he said, adding that the EMS has had many occasions when all three trucks are out simultaneously.

“I am extremely appreciative of the citizens of Lynn County and the efforts put forth by everybody involved in Saturday’s auction,” said the EMS Director

2014 Memorial Auction

2014 Update:   The citizens of Lynn County donated $28,000 which allowed us to purchase and install an new medical alert system for our residence at Lynnwood Assisted Living in May of 2014.   The system includes individual monitoring and also outside monitoring to alert our staff of an event.  We cannot thank all the supporters of this event personally  but want them to know all their efforts are greatly appreciated.   Our next auction is scheduled for April 25th 2015.  Contact Julia Allen (list email) if they wish more information or to donate.

2014: The Tahoka Rotary Club is proud to sponsor the 34rd Annual Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction. Each year the auction raises funds to help make improvements at the Lynn County Hospital District.  The Hospital District serves several rural communities including Tahoka, Wilson, New Home, O’Donnell and Post.

The event will be held April 26, 2014 at the Lynn County Show Barn, in Tahoka, Texas starting at 5:30PM.   There will be live auction items, silent auction items, as well as door prizes and a raffle.  The Tahoka Fire Department will be offering an all you can eat fish meal with all proceeds going to the Lynn County Hospital District.

Last year your donation helped to allow us to present a check for over $33,000 to the Lynn County Hospital District.  The funds enabled the hospital to purchase a new telemetry system for the patient rooms and new vital sign mobile units.   This year’s goal is to raise $40,000 to go towards the purchase of a new nurse call & emergency fall system for the residents of Lynnwood, the assisted living branch of the hospital.

2013 Memorial Benefit Auction

CEO Stace Holland, James Craig, President Pro-tem of Tahoka Rotary, Melanie Richburg, DFNP, C & Jana Bishop, President of Tahoka Rotary present a check from the auction in the amount of $33,000 standing in front of our new remote Fukuda Denshi Telemetry and vital signs monitor.  The system was purchased with the Rotary Auction funds and our $50,000 grant from Texas Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Health.

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Tahoka Rotary’s -Billy Tomlinson Memorial Hospital Benefit Auction for LCHD was held April 27th, 2013 at the Lynn County Show Barn. The LCHD Board has determined that the funds donated by the Tahoka Rotary Auction will go towards updating our Wireless Telemetry System for our patients. If you are interested in supporting this effort please contact Julia Allen at Jallen@lchdhealthcare.org or call 806-998-4533 x333