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posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020

$30,000 DONATION FOR IV PUMPS: CUSB Bank, CIA Insurance, through the Thomson Charitable Trust, have announced a joint donation totaling $30,000 to RHSHC for the purchase of ten much needed IV Pumps. Presenting the check on behalf of CUSB Bank is Scott Thomson (far left), CEO/President of CUSB Bank and President of CIA Insurance. Accepting is Dr. Paul Jensen, Chief of Medicine, RHSHC. Presenting the check on behalf of CIA Insurance is Cindy Butikofer, CIA Insurance Manager (far right). Accepting is Robin Schluter, CEO/President of RHSHC. Also pictured are (back row, from left to right, practicing social distancing and smiling big are) Jay Johnston, CUSB Vice President, RHSHC Board of Trustees; Danielle Courtney, Senior Director of Nursing, RHSHC; Mike Drees, CUSB Senior Vice President; George Willis, Chairman, RHSHC Board of Trustees; Brian Midthus, CIA Insurance Agent; and Amy Bollman, CIA Insurance Agent.

CIA Insurance, CUSB Bank, through the Thomson Charitable Trust, gives $30,000 to RHSHC for needed IV Pumps

CUSB Bank, CIA Insurance, through the Thomson Charitable Trust, have announced a joint donation totaling $30,000 to RHSHC for the purchase of much needed IV Pumps.

According to Robin Schluter, CEO/President of RHSHC, “Many COVID-19 inpatients tend to require 2-3 simultaneous IV pumps during their stay. We normally do not have a full census and our normal pump count is 7 pumps on the med/surg unit, 4 for OB and 4 for the ED (15 total). So, we have ordered an additional 10 IV pumps to prepare for COVID-19.”

Scott Thomson, CEO/President of CUSB Bank and President of CIA Insurance, reached out to Schluter to ask about needs for the hospital. When he heard about the additional IV pumps needed, he wanted to offer financial support.

Thomson said, “The Thomson Charitable Trust has two divisions, one for CUSB Bank and one for CIA Insurance, funded through profits from each business. We want to use these funds to help our community and have decided to donate $15,000 from each of these divisions to purchase these needed IV pumps. The work of RHSHC is critical for our community and know that our donation will help in providing care for those impacted by COVID-19.”

The IV pumps are needed right now to treat COVID-19 and can be utilized for future needs.

Schluter also noted, “In addition, these pumps will be critical to caring for our community but also post-COVID-19 these pumps can then be repurposed for our infusion/chemotherapy service line.”

Thomson said, “We feel it’s our organization(s) responsibility to support our local citizens and communities, not only during times of need, but for the welfare of our communities moving forward.”

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