|Pinnacle first to answer appeal for donations toward new hospital equipment|
By Jan Rahn
A generous donation by Pinnacle Bank represents the first contribution toward some new equipment at Perkins County Health Services.
In answering a year-end appeal from the Perkins County Health Services Foundation, Pinnacle’s $2,500 check will be put toward the purchase of two large pieces of medical equipment.
“This appeal is to encourage donations to help in the purchase of some crucial equipment at the local hospital and nursing home,” said PCHSF Administrator Ron Patrick.
Funds raised by the year-end appeal will help buy:
• C-Arm x-ray machine: This new $100,000 ($50,000 raised by the Foundation) piece of equipment will make it possible for surgical specialists to locally conduct extensive surgeries, said Patrick.
During an operation, the surgeon can view accurate live x-ray images.
• Fetal monitor: A $10,000 fetal monitor to be purchased will provide constant surveillance of mother and baby throughout labor, delivery and recovery stages.
• Other equipment: Money from those interested in supporting PCHS long-term care can donate specifically toward necessary equipment at Golden Ours Convalescent Home and Park Ridge Assisted Living.
Necessary pieces of equipment at these entities include wheel chairs, electric lift, medication cart and staff lockers.
Through donations, the PCHSF plans to raise $8,170 for these items in the long-term care facilities.
Anyone wishing to donate toward the purchase of any of these pieces of equipment in support of the local health care system may contact Ron Patrick or any board member for more information.