Windham Hospital Staff Appeal Raises $58,000 for Cardiac
and Sleep Medicine Equipment The Windham Hospital Foundation has completed its annual appeal to staff at Windham Hospital and a total of $58,000 has been raised to support hospital priorities in the next twelve months. Employee contributions during the campaign represent more than 10 percent of the total campaign goal, which is $500,000 this year.
“This demonstration of support by our staff for the hospital and Foundation is so heartwarming,” commented Mona Friedland, Executive Director of the Windham Hospital Foundation. “The staff understands the need for philanthropic support and has stepped up to send a message to the community that we need the help of many constituencies to keep pace with the demands of healthcare today.”
Friedland said that the funds will be used to address some of the hospital’s greatest needs for the year ahead including:
Purchase of a state-of-the-art EKG transmission system to be used by the hospital’s trained paramedics. This new system will be used on patients in-transit and the data received immediately forwarded to the hospital where the patient will be admitted for cardiac catheterization and/or other heart-related procedures.
A new cardiac stress system so that patients can have stress testing done locally.
Acquisition of portable sleep medicine equipment for home testing for patients unable to come to the hospital for this service.
The goal of the Windham Hospital Foundation is to build a bridge between the community and the hospital in order to develop the resources to support the hospital in meeting the health care needs of the 19-town Windham service area.
For more information about the Foundation please visit www.windhamhospital.org/foundation.