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

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.


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.