In the photo above, Dr. Jon Schiedel holds a new, state-of-the-art cardiac probe that was purchased recently for our hospital thanks to a donation from the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This probe, which works with the hospital’s portable bedside unit also shown above, allows doctors to more easily visualize patients’ heart and lungs, thus providing valuable, real-time information within the emergency room.
“This equipment helps quickly answer a few extra questions for doctors, and is an expansion of capabilities of what we can do in the emergency room here,” said Schiedel. “Everyone here is really happy to have this device.”
The generous $10,000 donation from SMMH Auxiliary was used not only to purchase the cardiac probe (value $6,700) but also put towards additional items within the ER.
The SMMH Auxiliary raises funds via the operation of the hospital gift shop and through special events such as bake sales and bingos. If you are interested in volunteering with the hospital, please visit the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance website at www.hpha.ca. Applications can also be picked up at patient registration and the Gift Shop.
Pictured: Left to right – Cheryl Hunt, Corporate Lead Volunteer Services, Jane Rundle, Manager, ED and Inpatient Services, Kathy Neale – Registered Nurse, Deanna Cunningham – Registered Nurse, Larry Beattie – President, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Helen Shute – St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Marie Ormerod – VP Workplace Health, Dr. Jon Schiedel