It’s easy to take the small things for granted. But when it comes to medical equipment, Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger knows that small things often can make a big difference. For that reason, we regularly fund essential equipment for Geisinger community practice and pediatric specialty outreach sites throughout the region.
Items such as scales (like the infant scale at Gray's Woods, shown at right), blood-pressure monitors and pulse oximeters — necessary equipment that you expect to find at your local doctor’s office — are purchased with donations to Children’s Miracle Network.
By providing such funding, we ensure that each office’s equipment is up-to-date and able to accurately measure a child’s progress.
In 2009, locations including Reichart Road (Bloomsburg), Carbondale, Gray’s Woods (State College), Kulpmont, Lake Scranton, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Lycoming (Montoursville), Millville, Mount Pocono and Selinsgrove received funding for items ranging from infant scales to exam tables. In addition, several outreach locations received funding to install automated external defibrillators.