The Health Services Foundation is happy to announce the 16th Annual Diamond Raffle Winners.

First Prize, Angela Duff, Houlton, diamond ring , Second Prize; Lydia Daigle, Houlton, Three Stone Diamond Earrings; and Third Prize; Eugene Bisanti of New Jersey for the Fiddlehead Pendant by Cross Jewelers.

“Once again we worked with Walter Goodrich to design a beautiful 14kt rose gold two stone by-pass ring. Walter also donated the lovely earrings, and Houlton Water Company was a generous sponsor of our third prize of the Sterling Silver & 14kt gold Fiddlehead Pendant designed by Cross Jewelers of Portland.

The Foundation has undertaken a campaign that will, when finished, raise approximately $350,000 for Houlton Regional Hospital to support vital equipment needs. Phase I and Phase II were completed successfully and this 16th Annual Diamond Raffle begins Phase III of that campaign support. The hospital departments benefitting from Phase III will be: Acute Care, Ambulatory Surgery, Houlton Family Practice, Houlton Internal Medicine, Laboratory, Operating Room, Pediatrics, Radiology, Pharmacy, Physical and Occupational Therapy. That is a wonderful broad based list of items that will be welcomed by these departments. The entire fundraising effort will encompasses a significant number of hospital departments to purchase new, upgrade current equipment or provide educational services.

In order for the Foundation to continue its mission of “Excellence in Healthcare” for our local healthcare providers donor support is absolutely vital. When anyone needs services of the hospital, ambulance, fire department rescues, other healthcare facilities, we must be sure we are able to assist, to the very best of our financial ability, when called upon. The extreme generosity of our communities is exactly why we are able to do so much because our communities do so much for us. $350,000 in new equipment is something we look forward to being able to accomplish as it is so important that all those using the services of Houlton Regional be assured that we are doing our best to make sure they have the best”, said Elizabeth Dulin, Foundation Executive Director.

The last 16 years has seen over $134,640 raised from this event alone to help the Foundation in assisting local healthcare efforts with state-of-the-art equipment, investing in capital projects, and so much more.

Anyone wishing more information, have questions or wish to make a donation to a Foundation project/program please call 207-521-2147, visit www.healthservicesfoundation.org. or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hsfhoulton.