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Parkview Foundation funds new cart

Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012

A new trauma cart is in service in Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Emergency Department, funded by the Parkview Huntington Foundation. The department took delivery of the cart on February 17, and it has been placed in the trauma room.

The new cart can be lowered to more easily accommodate smaller patients, and reduces the need for lifting by staff members. It also features a scale that provides weights up to 700 pounds to facilitate medication calibration.

Foundation director Mike Perkins explained that the Foundation board approved funding for the cart last fall so it could be purchased two years ahead of the normal replacement timetable.

“Money for the cart was appropriated from the Foundation’s unrestricted Greatest Need Fund,” Perkins explained. “It is all made possible by the generosity of those who have supported the hospital with gifts through the years.”

In the photo, Emergency Department unit clerk Beth Burnau, left, and Ann Etter, RN, demonstrate the department’s new trauma cart, which went into service in mid-February.