12th Annual Tree and Wreath Auction

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) Make your way down to the St. Catherine Hospital cafeteria where the spirit of Christmas has taken over. The 12th Annual Tree and Wreath Auction proceeds will go to Saint Francis Community Services to purchase medical equipment and Christmas gifts for children in foster care. Associates in various departments of St. Catherine Hospital and other health partners donate their time and talents to decorate the trees and wreaths each year for the auction.

The bidding has started and will come to an end on Friday, December 16th at precisely 3 p.m. The public is invited to join in the auction fun and enjoy refreshments with associates from 2-3 p.m. During the reception, the Kozy Kansas Christmas CD featuring a lineup of singers from southwest Kansas will be available for purchase. The money raised during this hour will be matched by benefactors and the donations will be given to Benincasa. Like a Ronald McDonald House, the Benincasa provides housing accommodations to hundreds of St. Catherine Hospital patients, families, and caretakers each year.

LifeTeam, St. Catherines critical care transport partner, will also be in attendance offering a special holiday membership rate to community members. A LifeTeam membership, starting at $35 for a single household, is pre-paid protection against the cost of a LifeTeam air transport that may exceed any insurance or medical benefits. For members, the company waives all out-of-pocket costs for the transport. For more information, visit their booth during the tree auction or call 316-281-8740 to speak with a membership specialist.

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About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - its what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital website.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Media Contact
Shawna Deal
St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator
620-272-2529 (desk)
620-805-9959 (cell)
ShawnaDeal@Centura.org