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Auxiliary Donates Fund to Purchase Pill Counter for Pharmacy



Eyecon Automatic Pill Counter

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 2023 Tree of Remembrance fund drive raised a total of $11,415. The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board would like to thank those who donated to the Tree of Remembrance! The Auxiliary is able to assist the hospital in purchasing needed equipment for various departments through the community's generous donations/memorials. Funds collected this year was used to purchase an Eyecon Automatic Pill Counter for the hospital Pharmacy Department.


This piece of equipment takes an image of the pills, numbers them and stores it with the prescription so our pharmacy staff can refer back to it. Some of the features included is a drug identification software that matches the bar code on the prescription label to the shape and color of what is placing on the counter. After identification of the type of medication, the machine will then go on to count and double check the pills prior to dispensing into the prescription bottle. The Eyecon Automatic Pill Counter focuses on patient safety, enhances customer satisfaction, and helps ease the workload on the Pharmacy Department. The cost of this purchase was $11,415.00.


Auxiliary President Mardell Granger presents check to Tom Search Board Chairman
Auxiliary President Mardell Granger presents check to Tom Search Board Chairman


Donations and memorials received to date include:


Memorials Include:

  • Steven J. Sympson In Honor of Chester, IL BV

  • Tom and Vicki Search In honor of Frank & Betty Derickson and Ted & Angela Search

  • Randy Dudenbostel In loving memory of my wife, Debbie Dudenbostel

  • Mike and Janet Vasquez In loving remembrance of the Michael and Janet Vasquez Families

  • Mary Alice Welge In memory of 1st Lt. Bruce R. Welge

  • The Honorable Richard A. Brown In memory of Barbara Brown

  • Mary Welge, Betty Surman, Elaine Kattenbraker, and Jean Jungewaelter In memory of Bonnie Jones

  • Beta Nu Chapter In memory of BSF Sisters

  • Darrel Ehlers In memory of Carol Ehlers

  • Ron and Jill Arbeiter In memory of Christy Wittenbrink

  • Anonymous In memory of Debbie Dudenbostel

  • Memorial Hosptial Materials Management and Environmental Services Departments In memory of Debbie Dudenbostel

  • Randal and Barbara Johnson and Family In memory of Debbie Dudenbostel, John & Jessie Guthman, Bonnie Jones, and Donna Strothmann

  • Mary and Dave Verseman In memory of deceased family members

  • Mary Alice Welge and Family In memory of Donald E. Welge

  • Julia Saak and Mary Alice Welge In memory of Frances Jarvis

  • Carolyn Schwent In memory of Gary Schwent; Mike Jungewaelter; Karen Deppe; Rick Cash; Phil Fluck; Larry Costilow; and Mary Ann Stumpe.

  • Mardell Moeller Granger In memory of Gottlieb & Marie Moeller; Frank & Emma Granger; and Ralph Granger

  • Jeff and Gail Kordys In memory of Harry and Bonnie Jones

  • Janice Dettmer and Gina & Shawn Straight and Family In memory of John & Rose Leaders; Ray & John Dettmer; Herman & Louise Dettmer; and Mark McLeod

  • Nathan and Julie Stern In memory of Lloyd Stern

  • Larry and Imogene McDonough In memory of loved ones

  • Sandra Starr In memory of Mark Starr

  • Mary Alice Welge and Julia Saak In memory of Mr & Mrs. Brockey Childers

  • Mike and Betty Welge In memory of Mr. & Mrs William H Welge; 1st Lt. Bruce Welge; Mr. Donald Welge; Mr. & Mrs. Bernice Cushman; Mr. Michael Joseph Cushman; Mr. Herbert & Connie Holzum; Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Davitz

  • Mary Alice Welge In memory of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Welge

  • Joyce and Larry Surman In memory of our daughter, Lori Surman McCartney

  • Pechacek Funeral Homes In Memory of Ron Pechacek

  • B.V. Gals In memory of Rosie Craig; Marion Lutz; Millie Layton; Carole Malley; and Marlene Seymour.

  • The Ken Rowold Family In memory of the Rowold and Welge family members

  • Linda Butler In memory of Tony Beckner

  • Memorial Hospital Auxiliary In remembrance of Debbie Dudenbostel

  • Michelle Daschka In remembrance of Don Daschka

  • Linda Rader In remembrance of my husband, Rus Rader; my brother, PFC Leonard Nitzsche; and my brother-in-law, LCPL Charles Rader

  • Judi Hirte In remembrance of my parents, Berniece Van Sant and Ora Keith Rednour

  • Gordon L and Barbara Ann Holley In remembrance of our parents Gordon V and Roseanne Holley & Charles and Louise Hirte

  • Ida Gaertner In remembrance of Paul Gaertner; Husband of Ida and Father of Gary and Stan.

  • Richard Allison In remembrance of Reuel & Ruby Allison

  • Donna Eggemeyer In remembrance of Roger & Ruth Petrowske; Brian Petrowske; and Gary Dale Eggemeyer

  • Dr. Allan and Louise Liefer In remembrance of Sam & Mathilda Stermer; and Elsie & Elmer Liefer

  • Steven J. Sympson Uncle Terry and Aunt Martha Brelje


Donations Include:

  • Evelyn Schuwerk

  • Falkenhein Accounting and Tax Service, P.C.

  • Sandra Benedict

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church of Bremen Altar Guild

  • Mary and Michael Sulser

  • City of Chester

  • Eyecare Properties

  • Arbeiter Law Offices

  • Randolph County Abstract, LLC

  • Colvis Investment Services

  • Buena Vista National Bank of Chester

  • Randolph County Housing Authority

  • Dr. Robert and Pauline Platt

  • Chester Animal Hospital

  • Chester Masonic Lodge

  • Jeff and Diane Kerkhover

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE #3252

  • Judith Petrowske

  • Alpha Upsilon Master MA 1242

  • American Legion Auxiliary - Steeleville

  • The American Legion - Chester

  • William and Patty Nanney

  • Anonymous

  • Anonymous

  • Dr. Stephen and Diane Platt

  • VFW Post 3553 Chester, IL

  • Robert and Brenda Owen

  • Brett and Shirleen Bollmann

  • Anonymous

  • Anonymous

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