FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WILKES-BARRE, PA -- The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) Auxiliary Board voted to fund more than $275,000 in support of new projects at GWV, which are now underway. These projects include:
- $79,006 to purchase 12 stretchers for bariatric patients in the Emergency Department.
- $65,300 for a fetal ultrasound machine to benefit high-risk, expecting mothers at Maternal Fetal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology in Forty Fort.
- $61,560 to support an interactive patient system at GWV that will provide patients with an Apple iPad for entertainment, medical education and a personalized information resource during their hospital stay.
- $23,300 to provide clinical equipment, mobile hotspots and webcams for telehealth and educational support for the GWV Mobile Health Paramedic Program.
- $18,500 for an On the Go Fetal Monitoring System, a wireless mini-telemetry system that allows laboring mothers to maintain mobility while in the labor & delivery unit.
- $8,664 for a blanket warmer to benefit radiology patients.
- $7,500 for the Spiritual Care Center to provide memorial gift packets to families in need of grief support. These hand-sewn, fabric envelopes contain condolences and grief support information, hand prints, hand molds, love locks, angel pins and rosemary packets.
- $7,082 to enhance the head and neck treatment table for chemotherapy patients in the Hood Cancer Center.
- $4,471 to improve doorways at the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Pain Clinic.
- $649 for the Trauma Department’s initiatives around distracted driving prevention.
“We are honored to help our region’s health care professionals provide a higher level of medical care to our community,” said Sue Pierdon, president of the GWV Auxiliary. “It’s very rewarding to transform the generosity of our donors into projects that benefit so many people in northeastern Pennsylvania.”
Learn more about the Auxiliaries’ charitable missions by visiting www.geisinger.org/foundation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.