The Dick and Pinky Barker Donor Wall, as seen from the Wamego Health Center. (Courtesy photo)

Wamego Health Center has received another sizable donation to help upgrade equipment or facilities.

The hospital’s foundation announced Friday that the Dick and Pinky Barker Estate gave a generous final gift of about $30,000 to help with future endeavors. The Barkers had previously given the foundation an initial $300,000 gift in 2013 to begin the renovation and expansion of the health center. Both were avid supporters of the facility and Dick was a long-standing hospital board member.

Their contributions have resulted in the expansion of the emergency room and updated patient rooms at the Wamego Health Center, as well as the addition of a Cardiac Rehab department, new Spacelab equipment and an upgrade to 3D mammography technology.

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