September 19, 2019
Hospital Foundation Receives Challenge Gift from the William F. and Lorene W. Welch Foundation to Support Cardiac Care
Interventional cardiology technology is evolving rapidly with new advancements and innovation to improve care. A recent $150,000 gift from the William F. and Lorene W. Welch Foundation is the initial donation of a $300,000 equipment campaign to support the purchase of two lifesaving pieces of equipment for the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the IntraSight 5 and the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump.
This state-of-the-art technology upgrade will be used by the cardiologists at Sheridan Memorial Hospital and improve patient care enabling them to make a more accurate diagnosis and provide the treatment. The IntraSight 5 allows the cardiologists to see pictures of the heart that are not well seen by other methods. And the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump helps the heart pump more blood and supports a regular rhythm. It is vital for patients during surgery and if transportation to a higher level of care is needed, it converts to a mobile unit which fits in the helicopter.
“The Welch Foundation has supported community health care for many years—since the first gift for the Patient Wing expansion in 1996,” said Welch Board Member Bill Ebzery. He added “Ensuring everyone in our community has access to high level health care right here close to home is a priority for the board when looking at funding opportunities—a price cannot be placed on emergency care. We are proud to be a contributing philanthropic partner with the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation.”
According to Cody Sinclair, Chief Development Officer, “The Foundation is grateful to the Welch Foundation for its leadership in supporting excellent patient-centered care in Sheridan. This generous gift toward our cardiology program is exciting. Having matching funds ensures a donor’s dollar goes twice as far to support care for everyone in our community. You want the best when it comes to your cardiovascular care, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Our job at The Foundation helps ensure vital equipment is available to our team, lowering the patient risk and improving safety.”
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