Published on May 19, 2022

Zonta Club of Rogers City Supports Alpena Patients With Donation to Patient Tower

Photo of the Zonta Club of Roger City presenting a check donation to Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation.

Jan Pankner, president, Zonta Club of Rogers City, presents Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation, and Matt Bredow, MyMichigan Health Foundation Development Council Planned Gifts Committee member, a check in support of the patient tower project at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena.

Earlier this month, Jan Pankner, president, Zonta Club of Rogers City, presented Ann Diamond, fund development director, MyMichigan Health Foundation, with a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Zonta Club to support the patient tower at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena.

“We are so pleased to have the Zonta Club of Rogers City supporting this project,” said Diamond. “Zontians worldwide help advance the needs of women, and the new Maternity Unit in Alpena’s patient tower is a project that fits their mission.”

“We felt that supporting the patient tower fit our vision to a tee,” said Pankner. “Donating to the Medical Center, specifically the Maternity Unit, aligns perfectly with our mission of ‘Women Helping Women.’ We are so happy to be able to help fund this important project.”

The patient tower has an entirely new, completely secure Maternity Unit that includes an operating room for C-sections and six new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites. The unit was designed to allow parents and babies to stay together throughout all stages of labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care. Each area of the unit is decorated and outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

In addition to the Maternity Unit, the 99,000-square-foot tower offers a total of 60 private patient rooms, including 14 intermediate and critical care rooms, five operating rooms and 19 pre- and post-operative rooms.

Those who would like more information may contact Diamond at (989) 356-7738 or ann.diamond@mymichigan.org, or visit www.mymichigan.org/donate.