$50,000 for Depression and Mental Health

Cody Medical Foundation has given Heart Mountain Free Clinic (HMFC) $20,000 for mental health. These funds are covering the costs of their PHO-9 Depression tests. Additionally, Cody Medical Foundation will pay their $150 evaluation fee at Yellowstone Behavioral Health.

$30,000 was given to West Park Hospital District to help purchase a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation machine to help fight depression. After Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation sessions, multiple patients have experienced a complete remission of their symptoms after years of battling depression.

According to John Hopkins school of Medicine’s article Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service, TMS is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation that relies on electromagnetic induction using an insulated coil placed over the scalp, focused on an area of the brain thought to play a role in mood regulation. The coil generates brief magnetic pulses, which pass easily and painlessly through the skull and into the brain. The pulses generated are of the same type and strength as those generated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. When these pulses are administered in rapid succession, it is referred to as “repetitive TMS “ or “rTMS”, which can produce longer lasting changes in brain activity.

rTMS has been shown to be a safe and well-tolerated procedure that can be an effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefitted from antidepressant medications or cannot tolerate antidepressant medications due to side-effects. TMS was FDA-cleared in 2008 and now is widely available at clinics and hospitals across the country. Read the full article

Meals On Wheels Donation Made by Cody Medical Foundation

Cody Medical Foundation’s Vital Signs fundraising committee members gather recently after donating $18,000 to the Senior Rolling Meals program, which provides a full meal to homebound seniors five days a week. See the story as published in the Cody Enterprise on January 7, 2015.

Hank Coe presenting the Meals on Wheels donation.
Hank Coe presenting the Meals on Wheels donation.

 

Pictured are (from left) Meghan Brady, committee chair Marty Coe, foundation member Matt Hall, foundation chair Hank Coe, senior center executive director Jan Eldredge, Rolling Meals volunteer driver Gib Lehman, Rebecca Taggart, Lani Snyder, Cathy Swartz and Darlene Manning. Photo by Raymond Hillegas, Courtesy of the Cody Enterprise.
Pictured are (from left) Meghan Brady, committee chair Marty Coe, foundation member Matt Hall, foundation chair Hank Coe, senior center executive director Jan Eldredge, Rolling Meals volunteer driver Gib Lehman, Rebecca Taggart, Lani Snyder, Cathy Swartz and Darlene Manning. Photo by Raymond Hillegas, Courtesy of the Cody Enterprise.

Raffle Winners!

The Cody Medical Foundation’s annual fundraiser on October 17th, was the long-awaited event for those who purchased raffle tickets which offered some first class prizes.  The raffle winners were:

1st Place – The T@G Trailer: John Cash of Cody, WY
2nd Place – The Gun: Jane Dunvall of Cody, WY
3rd Place – $250 Gas Card: Karl Butler of Cody, WY

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Cody Medical Foundation Honorees

Donna Johnson

Just do it!

Donna Johnson easily personifies the famed Nike swoosh and slogan, “Just do it”. A community advocate since before she and her family moved to Cody in1990, “Donna has lead a life of community service that’s not only been a benefit to her immediate family, but to everyone around her” offers Wally Johnson with the perspective “only a husband of 52 years can have”. Read More

2014 Scholarships Awarded

The Coe Memorial Award for 2014 was presented Taylor Thompson for $3,000.

To qualify a student has to be majoring in a medical related field.  Ashley Hamilton also received a scholarship for $1,000.

Successful Doctor Praises Cody Medical Foundation’s Scholarship Program

Dr. Christopher Montville is a practicing reproductive medicine and fertility care specialists at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana and was a Park County resident who received a Cody Medical Foundation Scholarship.  In an interview in April, 2014 with the Cody Enterprise Progress Edition, he states:  “I will be forever thankful for the support I received from the foundation – the support is not simply financial, but emotional.”

Supporting Our Students

Please join us in our support of Cody and Meeteetse area high school students who want to pursue a career in the medical field.   Your donation goes directly to our students!

The Cody Medical Foundation annually provides:  

One $3,000 Coe Memorial Scholarship to a Cody or Meeteetse High School graduate, and 15-25 $1000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the medical field.  By donating, you will receive the satisfaction of helping West Park residents who often come back to serve the Cody medical community. We have been providing these scholarships since 1988 and invite you to support our continuation of these local scholarships by making a donation.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Become a Pinnacle Member of the Cody Medical Foundation by pledging $100 each year for five years.  This $100 is matched by the Cody Medical Foundation.

 

You may donate online by entering a donation amount and clicking on the “Donate” button below.

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Thank You for Your Generous Support!

 

 

 

AED Units Saving Lives in Our Community

“I had occasion to use the defibrillator (AED Unit) that the Cody Medical Foundation put in the Rec Center.  It saved a man’s life yesterday, just wanted to thank all of you and let you know that they are used and worth every penny!! “  – Kathleen DiVincenzo

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