Thanks to generous gifts from planned giving and The Link annual event participants and sponsors, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board approved funding for over $325,000 in vital equipment upgrades at the hospital. The funding supports the replacement of equipment, which ensures excellent patient-centered care throughout the hospital.
According to Cody Sinclair, Chief Development Officer, “The Foundation is grateful for our community’s ongoing support. This tradition of healthcare philanthropy helps ensure our expert physicians and care teams have the equipment and technology necessary to provide the care our community has come to appreciate and value. ”
Specific funding announced today will purchase needed cardiology EKG (electrocardiogram) equipment to monitor various heart conditions in Internal Medicine, the Heart Center, Griffith Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and the Cardiac Cath Lab. This equipment supports patient safety as well as faster turnaround time for physician diagnosis. The funds will also support the upgrade and replacement of the video monitoring system in the Cath Lab. The improved technology and additional capacity will provide clear and precise views during procedures, support quality care and patient safety in the Cath Lab. This special cardiology equipment purchase is possible through a planned gift from The Lorraine S. Husman Trust.
The other vital piece of equipment approved for funding is known as a Gamma Finder. Used in the operating room by the hospital’s surgeons and clinical staff, it allows the team to identify potential cancer nodes and, if indicated, an actual biopsy completed during the procedure. The Foundation’s Annual Link – Partners in Pink event proceeds used to make this purchase support cancer care, prevention, screening, and early cancer detection for our patients.
“Philanthropy continues to fund important projects for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and ensures everyone in our community receives needed care. A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to all those people, past and present, who through their generosity helped make these projects all possible,” Sinclair added.
To learn more about The Foundation, please visit sheridanhospital.org/foundation.