Auxiliary donates device to help with child X-rays

Sixteen-month-old Kaden Kleindienst, son of (far right) Ashley Gannaway, radiology student, demonstrates how the new child immobilization device works at Callaway Community Hospital. Steve Simerl, radiology technician, and Pat Schroeger, director of medical imaging, help strap Kleindienst into the device that secures a child during a chest X-ray.

Sixteen-month-old Kaden Kleindienst, son of (far right) Ashley Gannaway, radiology student, demonstrates how the new child immobilization device works at Callaway Community Hospital. Steve Simerl, radiology technician, and Pat Schroeger, director of medical imaging, help strap Kleindienst into the device that secures a child during a chest X-ray. Photo by Mandi Steele.

Thanks to a donation from the Callaway Community Hospital Auxiliary, children 3 and under who need chest X-rays at CCH will now have an easier time of it.

Each year the auxiliary chooses items to donate from a wish list created by the hospital’s department heads. This year, a child immobilization device, security cameras and some handbooks were chosen from the list, making the total cost of donated materials almost $7,000.

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