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Chase County Hospital Foundation Purchases New Equipment for Hospital

Kathy Geier, Director of Nursing at CCCH, displays the new gurney which the Foundation recently purchased for the emergency room at the hospital.

The Chase County Hospital Foundation purchased several new pieces of equipment for Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic. The newest purchase is a Stryker 1105 gurney was added to the hospital's emergency room.

"We have needed a gurney with features that would allow it to be adjusted to a lower height to accommodate patients with certain injuries or patients who may be in wheel chairs. The current gurneys adjust to a height of about 30 inches. At this height, patients often have to be lifted onto the gurney. The new gurney lowers to a height of just under 21 inches which allows for more ease of patient transfer. It is a safety and comfort issue for both patients and staff," stated Kathy Geier, Director of Nursing at CCCH.

Other features include a wider mattress for patient comfort, four-sided brake and steer controls, and dual side mounted foot control hydraulics. Cost of the new gurney was just over $4300.

Other recent equipment purchases have included:

  • New chairs for the Cardiac Rehab Physical Therapy Departments - $2700
  • Waveform Capnography (blood gas monitor) - $2,000
  • Child Birth Educational Program & Materials - $740.00

"Funds to cover these purchases have come from several sources. Local donors, memorial funds and the Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit make up the bulk but we also received some help from a grant submitted to the Cattleman's Ball which was held in June of 2013. The majority of the Cattleman's money went to support the chemotherapy infusion program at the hospital but some was left over for these purchases," according to Randy Vlasin, Director of the Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation will be saying thank you to donors and the community this Saturday, March 8th with its annual donor appreciation event. This year's theme is "Swing Into Spring" and features a dessert social beginning at 6:30 PM followed by entertainment provided by the "Lightening Bugs" band from Lincoln. The band specializes in big band swing from the 1930s & 40s. The public is invited. Individuals interested in attending should contact Randy Vlasin to see if tickets are still available since seating is limited.

For more information about the Chase County Hospital Foundation or how you can help support the Foundation's work, contact Randy Vlasin, 308-882-7379 or email, rvlasin@chasecountyhospital.com.