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Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Receives Ritter Grant

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Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Receives Ritter Grant

The Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment recently presented Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation a $50,000 grant to fund the crucial upgrade of Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC) Ambulance Services radios. The current system utilizes the aging VHF/UHF radio signals and requires ambulance staff to monitor the radio frequency closely or risk losing signal. With the grant from the Ritter Family, BRMC will upgrade its radios to a system that utilizes a more reliable digital signal and in turn, enhance care for patients and their families.

The Ritter Family Endowment was created to assist the Ritter family and its subsidiaries – E. Ritter & Company, Ritter Communications and Ritter Agribusiness – in carrying out charitable activities. The mission of the Endowment is to support and strengthen the communities they serve by providing resources, leadership and necessary collaboration to meet local needs.

ambulance group photo

Pictured from left are Christopher Fry, EMT-P, Supervisor, Baxter Regional Ambulance Services; Justin Woods, CFRE, Gift Officer, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation; Gerald Cantrell, RN, EMT-P, Director, Baxter Regional Ambulance Services; David Fox, BRMC VP/Chief Operating Officer; Steve Herron, EMT-P, Baxter Regional Ambulance Services; Ron Peterson, BRMC President & CEO; Ritter Arnold, Executive VP, E. Ritter & Co.; Dr. Brad Schulz, Cline Emergency Center and Medical Director, Community Paramedics/Baxter Regional Ambulance Services; Bo Phillips, Director of Sales - Hosted and Virtual Services, Ritter Communications; Paula Harris, Business Sales, Ritter Communications; Margaret Holloway, VP Community Public Relations/Community Development, E. Ritter & Co.; Scott Roberson, Business Sales, Ritter Communications; and Barney Larry, BRMC VP/Business Development and Executive Director, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation.