Area of Greatest Need
Providence Marianwood Foundation
You Make a Difference
Your gift to the area of greatest needs helps us respond quickly and flexible to the needs of our patient community. This area of funding supports emerging needs like much needed medical equipment and building repairs like call light systems and security cameras to protect our residents' safety. This fund is also used to support special campaigns like a handicapped accessible bus so residents can enjoy regular outings in the community.
Donors who gave generously during the pandemic helped our patients and residents have virtual visits with loved ones, easing their fears and loneliness during a difficult time.
Improved Patient Safety
Thanks to your gifts, Providence Marianwood was able to install call light systems and security cameras to improve our patients' safety.
Gifts to the Greatest Need fund helped us purchase a handicapped-accessible bus so that our residents can enjoy regular outings like picnics, zoo trips, botanical garden visits and more.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Bladder Scanner$4000A bladder scanner is a portable, hand-held ultrasound device that can perform a quick, easy and non-invasive scan of the bladder to measure urine retention. Providence Marianwood currently has a single bladder scanner nearing the end of its life. Two bladder scanner--one in the long term care unit and one in the transitional care unit--would improve care of our residents.
i-STAT Machine$6500i-STAT machines are lightweight portable testing devices that provide quality, quick results in a matter of minutes for a large number of tests including sodium, potassium, INR, troponin, hemoglobin, hematocrit, lactate and blood gas capability. i-STAT machines would allow labs to be quickly and efficiently done at patients' bedsides and provide real time results, allowing us to better guide our care for patients and reduce trips to the hospital for testing.
EKG Machine$3000EKG/ECG electrocardiogram or electrocardiography is used to assess patients experiencing chest pain for a potential infarct, ischemia or any other arrhythmia. Having an EKG machine, partnered with an i-STAT machine would allow clinicians to make informed decisions about care for our patient right at bedside, ideally improving outcomes and reducing the need to send patients to the hospital for evaluation.
Computer-on-Wheels (COW)Computers-on-wheels allow the nursing staff to chart at bedside (or outside patients' doors) as they are moving through their rounds. Additional computers would improve the efficiency of staff as they provide routine care for patients.