Hospital foundation buys new E.R. gurney
The Chase County Hospital Foundation has purchased several new pieces of equipment for Chase County Community Hospital and Clinic.
The newest purchase is a Stryker 1105 gurney 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,” said Kathy Geier, Director of Nursing at CCCH.
“It is a safety and comfort issue for both patients and staff,” she added.
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, allowing for more ease of patient transfer.
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 $4,300.
Other recent equipment purchases have included:
• New chairs for the Cardiac Rehab Physical Therapy Departments—$2,700
• Waveform Capnography (blood gas monitor)—$2,000
• Child Birth Educational Program & Materials—$740
“Funds to cover these purchases have come from several sources,” said Randy Vlasin, Director of the Hospital Foundation.
Local donors, memorial funds and the Slice Fore Life Golf Benefit make up the bulk, but Vlasin said they also received some help from a grant submitted to the 2013 Cattleman’s Ball.
The majority of the Cattleman’s Ball money went to support the chemotherapy infusion program at the hospital but some was left over for these purchases,” Vlasin said.
Thank-you event Saturday
The Foundation will be saying thank-you to donors and the community this Saturday with its annual donor appreciation event.
This year’s theme is “Swing Into Spring” and features a dessert social beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by entertainment provided by the “Lightening Bugs” band from Lincoln. The band specializes in big band swing from the 1930s and 40s. The public is invited.
Individuals interested in attending should contact Vlasin to see if tickets are still available since seating is limited.
For more information about the Chase County Hospital Foundation or how to help support its work, contact Vlasin, 308-882-7379 or by email,