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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Additional photographs available 6-23-11)

LYNNWOOD, WA (Jun. 20, 2011) – Incoming Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie travelled to Kerala, India to attend a dedication ceremony for two kidney dialysis machines donated to St. John’s Hospital in a ceremony on June 18, 2011.  This culminates a year-long partnership project between Lynnwood Rotary, two local Rotary clubs in India, and Rotary International.   This donation is essential to the rural communities around Kerala where renal complications are commonplace due to poisonous snake bites.  Dialysis treatments are crucial to the survival of these patients.

Dignitaries on hand for the ceremony were local District Governor Rtn. G. Viswanathan, local Rotary membership, and community leaders.

Press contact for this release is Jim Dougherty email:

Lynnwood Rotary is a service organization of civic and business leaders based in Lynnwood, Washington. We meet weekly at noon on Thursdays at Edmonds Community College, and welcome guests and prospective members anytime. Our projects improve the local and international communities, this past year including college scholarships for local students, funding of a vocational arts program for the Edmonds School District, purchase of dialysis machines for hospitals in rural India, and much more. For more information see our website:

St. John’s Hospital, in the  beautiful High Range  center, Kattappana, was founded in the year 1968 by Rev. Bro. Forthunathus Thanhauser. The institution  , managed by the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God,  today has grown to a tertiary level 375-bedded multi-speciality hospital, with sixteen clinical disciplines . Being the only tertiary level referral center, in this area, our institution   is empowered with a team of talented specialists  in all sectors dedicated in providing quality and speciality health care.  For more information see their website:


Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie attends blessing for dialysis machine

Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie attends blessing for dialysis machineBaby Joseph attends blessing for dialysis machineEdmonds Community College Dean of Students Nicola Smith

Dialysis Machine at St. John’s Hospital, Kerela, India

Dialysis Machine at St. John’s Hospital, Kerela, India


Written by Jim Dougherty

June 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm