Taco in a Bag Fundraiser


Volunteer of the Year - 2007: Sharon Puterbaugh

- 2008: Virginia March & Illa Zink

-2010: Helen Holth

-2012: Norma Strangeland, Theresa Straley, and Angie Blonigen


YARD TOUR - 2007


YARD TOUR - 2010


Appreciation Dinner - 2008



Blood Drive - 2009

Blood Drive - 2011


Leadership awards - 2009-2011




Golf Tournament - 2011


Tree of Lights -

2011 - 2012


Volunteer Appreciation Party - 2011 - 2012





to everyone who participated in "Tablescapes" in any way.  There were mega hours invested in this awesome event.  It was a wonderful day enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Hats off to all the ladies who decorated tables and to the chairpersons and their assistants.






Volunteer Opportunities 


Volunteers are needed to escort the patients from the clinic to Acute Care for appointments with the specialists.  If you are interested in this position, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194 or 652-3214.

More Volunteer Opportunities 


Courtesy Cart



"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all."

Leo Rosten(1908-1997) American Teacher & Humorist

Welcome to the Carrington Health Center Auxiliary…

We are pleased that you have decided to become an auxiliary member and/or volunteer at the center.


The services you will be providing as a volunteer are appreciated by staff, patients and residents.  As a volunteer, you are voluntarily giving of yourself, your time and your talents.  Special gratification will come from the patients and residents whom you come in contact with.


Thank you for your commitment to the Auxiliary and the Volunteer Program at CHC.  We hope your relationship is a a long and fruitful one.  We also hope that this experience will be as rewarding and beneficial to you as it will be to our staff, patients, and residents.



Working Together is Rewarding and Fun!

     As you know, the Happy Heart Hutch at Carrington Health Center is always adding new, unique gifts.  Check out all the new merchandise and food items: USA flax…gluten-free chips…meat-rubs…dips…soups…bread mixes… and other Thunderbird products.

     The Hutch is filled with wonderful ideas for gifts, as well as featuring ongoing specials.


 April 25-29:  Draw a discount card from the fishbowl.  You could “catch” 25%, 40% or 50% off your purchase for the day.

May 23-27:  New coffee product.  We will be sampling these coffee, both hot and iced!  25% off all coffees this week.

June:  25%-off coupons will be provided to all staff and volunteers


      It’s always pleasant to stop by the Happy Heart Hutch, whether you’re there to buy a gift for someone in the hospital, to pick up a decoration for your home, or to visit with an Auxiliary volunteer.  Also, it feels good to know that the proceeds from the Hutch go toward a good cause. 

Welcome to the Happy Heart Hutch!



April 10-16

This year’s theme is….

“Whooo Makes a Difference?”

Volunteers like yoooou!

Instead of a volunteer luncheon or dinner this year, we have another treat in mind for you.

In appreciation of your dedication and commitment to Carrington Health Center and in honor of Volunteer Week which was April 10-16, we are planning movie night at Carrington Youth Center on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:30 p.m.

The movie is “The Intern” which is about 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert DeNiro) who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

A small pop and popcorn will be provided.  As well, dessert and coffee will be served in the theater’s community room following the movie.

(Please RSVP by Monday, May 2nd, to 652-7189 or 652-3214 and leave a message.)



In December of this last year we had five beautiful homes on our tour.   It was a wonderful tour and a great success, thanks to the following participants:

Paul & Rosanne Zink

Donnie & Teresa Theis

Richard & Amy Nysted

Jeff & Jana Kvamme

Paul & Christy Reimer

Also, thanks to Trinity Lutheran Church for providing a place where we could coordinate this popular event.  It was an enjoyable place to gather for coffee, desserts… and visiting.

Photos of the tour will be published at this site when available.


Auxiliary Bake Sales

          This is a photo from one of last year’s Bake

         Sales.   You ladies always come through when it  

         comes to providing baked goods for our special

         sales!  Thank you so much for all the time and

         effort  you put  into making our activities



What You Should Know About Urogenital Infections

Usually, men are more careless about urogenital infections. If a woman automatically thinks about how to avoid pregnancy and, thus, protects herself from urogenital infections, men are not so responsible for their health. However, it is important to know some facts about urogenital infections.

Symptoms of Urogenital Infections

Remember that all urogenital infections have the incubation period, when they do not manifest themselves in any way. In addition, it is not always possible to identify women’s urogenital infections visually. If at least something makes you doubt it, it is better to refuse from a sexual intercourse.

How You Can Get Infected

If there is a risk of getting urogenital infections, it is worth using a condom. In addition, both oral contact and anal sex are not sterile, and the bacteria that are usual for these areas may not be too “polite” with the genitals. In addition, oral and anal sex increases the risk of urogenital infections because of increased probability of trauma.

Is It Possible to Get Infected in a Bath or Pool?

Theoretically, the minimal risk exists (if you use the same swimming trunks and a towel with an infected person). Along with this, there is a risk of urogenital infections transmission through blood.

What to Do if Condom Broke?

Urinate as soon as possible and wash genitals thoroughly with soap. Use traditional medicine such as medical alcohol. You can accurately handle the obvious areas of possible minor abrasions with iodine or manganese using a hygienic stick. But it is best to have a special bottle with disinfectant solution in advance. Unfortunately, all this does not give any guarantee that you have avoided urogenital infections. Even if the symptoms are absent, it is worth visiting a hospital, take tests and be examined.

How to Understand That You Were Infected?

In most cases, it is not difficult to understand that you have urogenital infections. For example, if there are unpleasant sensations when urinating, you might probably have urethritis (inflammation of the urethra). Check your laundry – if you have chlamidiosis, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis and trichomoniasis, you will notice some excreta after sleep; if you have gonorrhea, excreta will be yellowish-green in color.

Treatment of Urogenital Infections

Treatment of urogenital infections should be conducted only under supervision of your doctor. It can be a venereologist, andrologist and urologist. During the treatment you will have to avoid drinking alcohol, as it has the property of reducing the activity of antibiotics and their concentration in the blood, and it is possible that the effect will be reduced to zero. Until the end of the treatment of urogenital infections, any sexual contact is prohibited. If you have noticed any psychological problems after the treatment course and, therefore, problems in sexual life, your doctor can recommend you some effective ED medications like Generisk Cialis to improve your sexual performance during this period.

Erectile Dysfunction Medications and Alcohol

The busy and stressful modern life, poor ecology and a range of other conditions stimulate the occurrence of new and worsening health conditions. According to the statistics, erectile dysfunction is one of the most widely spread disorders among men. Patients from 25 start experiencing problems gaining and maintaining erection. As a result, they experience further frustration, embarrassment and anxiety before the intercourse. Definitely, consulting a doctor does not seem to be a solution for a certain part of them, since it presupposes admitting the complications, which is “not appropriate for a man”. Thus, many people just keep experiencing the condition without any improvements. Another part of males discusses the issue with qualified doctors and gets immediate assistance.

In fact, erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is rather simple to treat. The pharmaceutical market is full of up-to-date and time-tested medications to balance the dysfunction and improve complications. Cialis is one of the most effective remedies, which promote the required muscle relaxation and stimulate an advanced blood flow to the penile area. The medication works in the vast majority of instances and promotes the necessary effect within 30-45 minutes. Nevertheless, it is inevitable to consult a qualified medical specialist and learn the details and specifications of the treatment course in order to get the necessary effect.

Purchasing Cialis online you will get the desired treatment, but you risk having no medical consultation. Viagra, Levitra and other famous impotence treatments are not approved for use if combined with alcohol. Cialis, on the other hand, is known as a “vacation pill”, which has numerous differentiating points. If taken in small doses, according to the doctor’s instructions, you have an opportunity to combine it with alcohol without any complications. Keep in mind that drinking alcoholic beverages stimulates heart functioning, and a similar effect is activated by Cialis. It means that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to overdose with its adverse reactions.

Risks and Side Effects as a Result of ED Drugs Misuse

Consult your healthcare specialist before Cialis intake. Provide the doctor with details of your current health state and other specifications of your condition. Cialis can interact with certain medical concerns and pharmaceuticals, so you need to be aware of them. Administer the drug in accordance with the prescription, and small amounts of alcohol will not decrease the effectiveness.

The Best Way to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous increase in the size of the prostate. Due to the prostate gland and urethra being linked, people suffering from BPH frequently have issue with their urine stream. BPH is fairly natural, it occurs in many men as they grow older. It’s important to underline the fact that this is a noncancerous issue. Way too many people are afraid to go to the doctor’s because they think it’s cancer and their days are numbered. Of course, it affects one’s ability to enjoy life, especially when you consider that approximately 50% of males past the age of seventy experience some symptoms. It’s one of the problems that people don’t really like to talk about, because bladder issues are not fun, in the slightest, yet people seem to look down on those who suffer from BPH.

The Symptoms

Most of the symptoms revolve around the bladder, one way or another.

  • You get some trouble with stopping and starting the stream.
  • You feel like you have to go all the time, even waking up at night.
  • Weak stream.

In more severe cases, BPH can block the bladder which, in turn, makes it borderline impossible to urinate. Of course, this is serious and can lead to all sorts of infections and damage.

The Best Treatment

The most effective treatment would be Cialis. You see, the FDA has approved it for BPH treatment six years earlier. It’s been showing amazing results ever since. The main issue is that Cialis and even its generic versions, like Tadalis SX, have this negative stigma around them since they’re primarily used to treat erectile dysfunction. Way back in 2011, there were two clinical trials, with males suffering from BPH taking five milligrams of the drug daily. They’ve experienced improvements in all the aforementioned symptoms, unlike test subjects that were on placebo. To make long story short, over a certain period of time, Tadalis eradicates all the symptoms of BPH. If they aren’t completely gone, they don’t appear as severe as they were before – there’s plenty of clinical data regarding the effects of Cialis/tadalafil on people suffering from BPH. One more competitive edge – generic tadalafil doesn’t cause serious side-effects, the worse one is a plain old headache.

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Blood methylome presents clues to schizophrenia By Eleanor McDermid.

After replication, however, these results were statistically very much weaker than those for hypoxia-associated genes. All privileges reserved. Neither of the parties endorse or suggest any commercial products, services, or equipment.. Blood methylome presents clues to schizophrenia By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Researchers present a methylome-wide association research of the bloodstream can offer a glimpse of history environmental insults that might contribute to the advancement of schizophrenia. For instance, most of the significant results associated with genes including hypoxia. A complete of 139 methylated sites were significantly different entirely blood DNA from 759 sufferers with schizophrenia and 738 controls. The experts conducted a cost-effective edition of a complete MWAS, which included extracting and sequencing just methylated DNA, although they remember that this might miss some methylated fragments. Continue reading

The Quick Ebola Virus Triage Check is made to enable healthcare employees.

The goal of the guidance is to make sure everyone understands what attestation entails, said the statement, that was e-mailed Tuesday . The Avalere Health research of the plans’ superstar ratings utilized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Providers discovered that of the 245 plans open to poor people, 67 % had a drop in their star ratings . This content was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family members Foundation. Kaiser Health Information, an editorially independent information service, is a scheduled program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research firm unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. The Quick Ebola Virus Triage Check is made to enable healthcare employees, in challenging environments even, to test bloodstream aims and samples at offering accurate and fast medical diagnosis of Ebola. Continue reading

Physicians should not replace clinical observation by using magnetic resonance images.

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AUG 18

Blood Drive


CHC Large Conference room



Special Event

Details to follow.


MAY 17

HAND State Convention




Yard & Garden Tour




Leadership Award Winners


  Carrington Health Center Auxiliary is offering three Leadership Awards (Scholarships of $750.00). Student must have completed one year of college minimum and be accepted into a health occupations program. For more info or to get an application – contact Lori Solberg at 652-2057 or Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194. Deadline to apply is June 15.


Auxiliary Donations...

    Take a look at some of the Auxiliary's  donations:

- 2 pictures for CHC West (formerly Holy Family Villa)

- 5 Scholarshiips

- Painted hallways from clinic area to the chapel

- Lift chairs for acute care

- Elliptical for cardiac rehab

- TV for CHC family visitors lounge

- 1/2 of "Tree of Lights" proceeds to Mercy Hospice

- Nikon microscope for lab

- Blood draw chair for clinic

- Kerma Floor Scale for acute care

- Pictures for radiology department

- Angels for Hospice

- Gifts for Baby Wellness Checks




Don't forget that the Auxiliary cookbook is on sale at the Happy Heart Hutch Gift Shop.  Stop by and get a copy! It would make a great gift!



Request:  We are updating info for our membership list.  Would you be willing to share your cell phone number in order for it to be used on the membership list?  If you would, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7104 and leave a message.