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Edison selects CIMC to receive $5,000 grant for its Specialty Care BY JUDY HIBBS Catalina Island Medical Center and Edison International recently announced that the Medical Center has been selected to receive an Edison International community grant in the amount of $5,000 for its Telemedicine: Specialty Care for Catalina Island Veterans and Geographically Isolated Patients program. Hospital CEO John Friel said: "This is great news, it represents the ongoing support CIMC enjoys from the Island's major employ- ers." Dawn Sampson, a licensed clinical social worker and CIMC's director of Social Services, pio- neered telemedicine on Catalina. "This fits us perfectly," she said. She is in conversation with the Veterans Administration regard- ing contracts with non-Veterans Administration facilities in rural areas. Sampson is providing infor- mation on the Medical Center's current telemedicine program, the center's telemed history, and ideas for working with the VA. A new CODEC high-resolu- tion camera and a smaller monitor will be purchased with the Edison grant money. The mechanism that moves the camera is broken on the hospital's current Tandberg unit. The existing equipment was purchased a decade ago and since that time innovative technical advances and better features can now improve images, data and teleconnectivity. The Edison money will assist the Medical Center to better serve its patients, which is great news for Catalina residents and visitors. For information on telemedicine appointments at CIMC, call 310- 510-0096. Catalina Island Medical Center senior staff met with Hilda Delgado (third from left), Southern California Edison's regional man- ager for Local Public Affairs, who recently vis- ited Avalon to congratulate the hospital on its $5,000 Edison International grant. Pictured (left to right) John Lovrich, chief financial officer; Nancy Mattis, chief nursing executive, Delgado and CEO John Friel. Unloved Gift Shop supports Catalina Island Medical Center BY JUDY HIBBS The Avalon Hospital Auxiliary's Unloved Gift Shop has a mission. Their dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers accept quality resale and gently used items which are then sold to residents and Avalon visitors. In the process the AHA commits ly in the areas of improved patient comfort and satisfaction). Being Avalon's only "thrift store" means the shop is sorting through all of the items locals donate AND also trying to pro- vide for the household and cloth- ing needs for a community need- ing low-cost items. "Immediate past President Trecia Edwards and new President Mark Tasca and his tQ-donate .the.proceeds from their  wife Gall are instrumental in the hard work to support Catalina success of the resale shop" said Island Medical Center (specifical: Christy Lins, AHA's Treasurer. The Santa Catalina Island Company generously provided the store its new location 18 months ago at the beginning of the Atwater Arcade upgrade. The shop is now situated between Dr. Calise's dental office and the Humane Society trailer on the back side of the Metropole Street buildings. The Island Company's continuing donation of retail space is coti-ngent'uponthe Thrift Shop's support of Catalina Island Medical Center. Christy Lins, on behalf of the Avalon Hospital Auxiliary, recently wrote a check for $7,385 to CIMC to purchase a new vital signs monitor, a high-low table for physical and occupational therapy and a new digital piano for the Oak Room. In October of 2013 AHA donat- ed $6,069 to enable CIMC to get a physical therapy "lifestyle" gym, a porable 'rdiie defibtillatbr"and equipment for' patients to "lift to stand" during therapy and rehab. TDe i "" OI00ILI1/00I00 ISl00fl I1D CB Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windte Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@thecatalinaislander.com General Manager Jon Remy advertising@thecatalinaislander.com Editor Dennis Kaiser editor@thecatalinaislander.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinaislander.com Business Office Jaishree Patel accounting@localnewspapers.org Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te francote@communitymediaus.com THURSDAY GATHERING 7PM 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADUNES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I DisNay Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Pubfic Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@cinews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunltyMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices Adjudication Decree NO. 377598. Date of Adjudication; Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander Published weekly at 101 MarUla Avenue. #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina islander. No part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This puNicatlon is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2014 and Title Registered, Catalina IsLander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. I MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER HERS ASSOCIATION C 5 DA GR1 ,LE II Join us for a homemade breakfast at Avalon Grille featuring fresh and sustainable foods that you'll love. Enjoy refreshing creative cocktails made to please your palate. RESERVATIONS AT OPENTABLE.COH * 310.510,7494 SANTA CATALINA P ISLAND COMPANY 877.778.8329 visitcatalinaisland.eom The Unloved Gift Shop hours are Tuesdays 10:30-1:30 and Fridays and Saturdays from 11-1. If addi- tional volunteers become available store hours could be expanded. New outdoor shelves have been provided on the Humane Society side of the Thrift Store for dona- tion items to be dropped off after hours. The Unloved Gift Shop is unable to accept furniture because of a lack of spaceF-"Whefi  th6 "" clothing racks are too full, the overflow items are donated to the Salvation Army in Long Beach. For more information please call (310) 510-9001. SINGING WATERS CHRISTIANCENTER SERVING AVALON, REACHING THE ISLAND 346 CATALINA AVE Or design your own experience on a fully equipped vessel with cabin, restroom, and satellite TV. col'sal'|o charters 424.738.oo8o corsariocatalina,com captbevins@corsariocatalina.com A2 i Friday, July 4, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER