Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary members were at Clearwater’s hospital recently, checking out the latest purchases that have arrived.
In the x-ray department the members were shown the new Pigg-o-stat. This is a machine that allows them to restrain infants and children during their x-rays to reduce motion. It helps prevent having to repeat x-rays.
Also purchased with help from the Auxiliary were some larger x-ray grids, which allow for better imaging of thicker body parts. In that department also was a new ECG machine.
In the emergency department the members viewed the new upgraded defibrillator. They also looked at a slit lamp, which the physicians use to assess eye injuries and conditions.
Cost of the latest purchases totalled about $33,000. The Auxiliary members say thanks to Clearwater and area for the support.
If you got a ticket for the Auxiliary’s 50/50 raffle, the draw will be today (Dec. 3).
Above left: Sue Ludtke (l) tries out the new slit lamp at DHMH with nursing director Dorothy Crandell.
Below: Auxiliary members (l-r) Margaret Dallamore, Reita Vandenborre and Sue Ludtke, plus x-ray technician Pat Leschuk check out the new Pigg-o-stat, which is used to restrain infants and children during x-rays.