Big Spring State Hospital Patient Units Need Used TV Sets

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Valerie Avery
December 21, 2010 (432) 816-9257

BIG SPRING – We don’t know what Santa plans to put under your tree this Christmas, but if you happen to be surprised with a new flat-screen, plasma television set, Big Spring State Hospital would be more than happy to take the old one off your hands.

Big Spring State Hospital needs used tube television sets for patient areas, Big Spring State Hospital Assistant Superintendent Lorie Couch said.

“The donated television sets will be used in patient living areas and be used to add to the therapeutic setting we provide for our patients,” Couch said. “Each of our patient living units has a shared living area where patients relax and visit, and either watch television, read or play games.”

“We are always in need of television sets, and we thought Christmas would be the perfect time to ask the public for their used television sets.”

“Our only requirement is that they be at least a 13-inch screen and that they be in working condition,” Couch said. “Remote controls are not necessary, but we will take them with the television set.”

Televisions can be taken to the Community Relations office on the Big Spring State Hospital campus, 1901 N. Highway 87, or the hospital can arrange to pick up televisions from a local address, she said.

Donations are tax-deductible, and the Community Relations office can provide receipts for the donations. If you have any questions, please call the Community Relations office at 432 268-7535.

Big Spring State Hospital is a 200-bed psychiatric hospital in Howard County for people in West Texas. The hospital employs more than 650 people, including physicians, nurses, therapists and direct care workers.

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