Once again, Foothills Energy Co-op has come together to share its wealth with the Sheep River Health Trust and the Oilfields Hospital. 

Recently, the company donated nearly $9,000 for a piece of equipment that was needed in the halls of the hospital, a Taski Auto Scrubber. 

The Taski Ultimax 1900 scrubber is a state-of-the-art automatic machine that replaces a previous scrubber the hospital bought in 1999.  

Staff at the Oilfields Hospital stand behind their new Taski Auto Scrubber (Submitted Photo/Sheep River Health Trust)Staff from the Oilfields Hospital stand behind their new auto scrubber (Submitted Photo/Sheep River Health Trust)

Andrea Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Sheep River Health Trust said that the scrubber was beyond repair. 

“It had lived its life, and it was just obsolete, they couldn't repair it anymore,” she said. “The control panel was gone.” 

She added it's important to have up to keep the floors of the hospital clean especially when inclement weather outdoors could make it slippery indoors. 

“That includes the emergency department, acute care rooms...when patients need those spaces,” said Mitchell. 

Ken Wardley, the Director of Marketing for Foothills Energy Co-op presented the check to the Hospital and said it’s not the first time they’ve helped. 

“This is the second bursary that we've given to them. The first one was that we supplied 23 TVs for the acute care centre, including four very special thermometers that they need for testing newborn babies,” he said. 

Mitchell said the auto scrubber is the fourth project from the Sheep River Health Trust the energy co-op has supported over the past few years. 

“It's been a great partnership,” she said. 

The Foothills Energy Co-op markets electricity, natural gas and internet services to residents in Alberta, to retain revenues that go back to community initiatives. 

“We're all volunteers and all of our profit goes back into the Community,” said Wardley. “In this particular case, we found out that Oilfields Hospital needed some assistance, and we were there willing to help them.”