January 21, 2010
Photograph courtesy KGH
The Emergency Department also received $6,000 for four new wheelchairs and Medical/Surgical will get a venoscope for $195 and a neonatal transilluminator for $295. Both pieces of equipment help locate hard to find veins.
The Rehabilitation Department was awarded $2,340 for an Audiometer to test hearing. Respiratory Therapy received $4,988 for an Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor for use with treadmill testing. Home Health got $1,000 for Oximeters, which monitor oxygen saturation in a patient's blood. The Surgery Department will get $5000 for a Doppler machine used in cardiovascular procedures. The Ketchikan General Hospital Foundation was awarded $5,000 to their 2010 Gift of Healing project to create and equip a minimally invasive surgical suite.
The Auxiliary membership also reelected Carolyn Wilsie as President, Kay Key, Treasurer, and Marty West Secretary.
Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a Bellevue, WA-based not-for-profit health care system with medical centers and clinics in Alaska, Washington and Oregon that serves more than 57,000 patients annually. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Ketchikan General Hospital has provided services to residents of Southeast Alaska since 1923.
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