The fundraising efforts of the auxiliary has contributed to the purchase of a new Ankle Brachial Index for the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater.
Janice Wyatt, a home care nurse, recently demonstrated how the new machine works to a group of auxiliary members.
The machine cuts the testing time in half for arterial insufficiency.
Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked.
The ankle-brachial index test compares your blood pressure measured at your ankle with your blood pressure measured at your arm.
A 50/50 raffle is one of fundraisers that provides the opportunity to purchase the badly needed equipment, with all tickets now sold, we will find out Dec. 7 who wins the $5,000 prize.