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KGH Foundation honors donors & looks to future

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Kennewick General Hospital Foundation leaders thanked donors for their support Wednesday morning.  Nearly 300 people came out for the annual breakfast at the Red Lion Inn in Kennewick. 

The KGH Foundation honored their hometown heroes, those who donated more than $1,000, as well as companies who contributed. Staff and volunteers were also recognized.

Adele Connors, KGH Foundation Director, says money raised today will help with goals in the near future.  She says, "In 2010, we're hoping to establish additional scholarships to facilitate students pursuing a career in health care.  We're also hoping to purchase a Bravo PH monitoring system for the KGH Endoscopy Center."  Connors explains the system would be the first patient-friendly way to diagnose heart burn or acid reflux-type conditions in the area.

She says highlights of last year include opening the Joint Replacement Center and starting the Good Samaritan Program.  KGH has been a hospital in the Tri-Cities since 1952.