Thanks to the public’s generous donations to the Fayette County Memorial
Hospital (FCMH) Foundation, chemotherapy patients with weakened veins
will have quicker more comfortable appointments through the use of equipment
that aids in locating the veins; patients who have fallen can be picked
up more quickly, safely and comfortably by Emergency Medical Services
with the use of new Binder Lifts for each ambulance; surgery patients
will have more complete post-surgery monitoring of their vitals with three
new monitors; trauma and surgery patients now have immediate access to
warm fluids courtesy of a new fluid warmer, and patients in the Specialty
Clinic in Medical Arts Building 1 will have more sanitary, comfortable
chairs in the waiting and exam rooms.
“The nearly $50,000 worth of equipment was requested by respective
department leaders and approved by the foundation board with the ultimate
goal of improving the overall patient experience and delivering the best
care possible” said Foundation Executive Director Whitney Gentry.
“Every investment the foundation makes is done with the goal of
providing the most comfortable, efficient and safe care to the patient.”
Funds for the investments are from public donations and fundraisers done
throughout the year by the foundation. “We are incredibly grateful
to the community for their support of the work we do,” said Gentry.
To find out more about the FCMH Foundation or to make a donation visit
the Foundation tab at www.fcmh.org